Research into artificial intelligence and deep-learning neural networks is now expanding into multimedia manipulation, a field that may have deep implications for news and social media in coming years. AI researchers have been successfully creating 3D face models from still 2D images, generating sound effects from silent video, and even mapping the facial expressions of actors onto other people in videos. So far, these technologies have only been used to make amusing YouTube videos, but in the future they could be used to generate completely believable fake news.
Smile Vector, a Twitter bot that can make any still photo of a person’s face smile. The app uses a neural network powered by deep learning to automatically morph the expressions on a still photo.
it is believed that this new technology will be useful in the creative industries, allowing anyone from furniture designers to video game developers to use in new ideas. . The creators of a program called Face2Face have released a demo video showing the facial expressions of an actor being realistically projected onto the faces of Trump, Putin, and Obama. The new Adobe VoCo software allows a user to re-write any recorded speech or use this technology to have any celebrity or world leader appear to be saying something that they did not in reality.