Technology has arrived at the point where talented people can make completely fake videos which seem real.
I wasn’t fooled for one second watching the video in a Buzzfeed article from today. While the video itself was convincing, it was immediately apparent to me that the voicetrack was definitely not President Obama.
The article shows the video (which is decidedly NOT safe for work because of vulgar language) and exposes the technology used to create it, and tools to help determine if a particular video is a fake.
The article is here. Again, be warned: strong language.
Posted by Tim Morrissey