Why You Should Be (Very) Worried About the Tom Cruise Deepfakes

If you didn’t create an image, you have no way to authenticate it

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After creating a convincing viral series of Tom Cruise deepfakes on TikTok, VFX specialist Chris Ume told The Verge, “You can’t do it by just pressing a button. That’s important, that’s a message I want to tell people.” He went on to say that each clip took weeks of work using the open-source DeepFaceLab algorithm as well as established video editing tools.

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