Did the Talking Head Really Say That?

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A team of scientists from Stanford, Princeton, the Max Planck Institute, and Adobe Research have invented a way to edit talking head videos as if they were text–adding, deleting, or modifying spoken words and facial expressions and making it look… real (https://news.stanford.edu/2019/06/05/edit-video-editing-text/).

Oh, boy.

Supposedly this is to correct a speaker’s errors or verbal stumbles, doing away with the need to re-shoot scenes in movies or TV shows: there will be “no need to re-record anything,” one of the scientists says.

The altered videos fooled 60 percent of a test audience.

Oh, boy.

You think we’ve got fake news now? Wait til this kicks in.

Hmm… We badly want Candidate X to lose this election. So what would happen if people were watching him on TV and saw and heard him say something like, “I secretly joined the Nazi Party when I was 22 years old”? The scientists say they are aware of potential ethical difficulties. Some of the people who will obtain this technology are demonstrably ignorant of any kind of ethics. “You probably didn’t know this about me, but I’m also a serial rapist…”

Can you imagine our free and independent all-Democrat nooze media bringing this technology to bear on last year’s Kavanagh hearings?

If the truth, as Our Lord Jesus Christ said, will set you free… what will a steady diet of lies do?

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4 responses to “Did the Talking Head Really Say That?

  • unknowable2

    As I’ve stated before, I see the events of our time as a direct assault on reality itself.

    • leeduigon

      A scientist I knew saw a TV experiment of Shaquille O’Neal as a guest star in an episode of “The Honeymooners”–inserted, of course, a la Forrest Gump–was found it extremely alarming. “What if they can create a video of me committing a crime, and show it to the world?” he cried.

      That was back in the mid-90s… but he knew where this was headed.

  • markone1blog

    You say, “Wait until this kicks in.”

    I say that San Fran Nan was just this last week blaming a “fake news” video on her continual shaking hands and nattering.

    All this will do is to reinforce our current confirmation bias. The conservatives will become more conservative and the libs will get nuttier.

  • marlene

    A few years ago I watched a YouTube manipulated video of Julian Assange calling Trump supporters “deplorables.” The entire video was real time altered. It was shortly after this video came out that hillary used the same word to describe us. Seems obvious to me that she’s invested in this technocracy. And so are the rest of “them.”

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