A lip-reading technology can now make fake videos of anyone. What’s more these videos will will look and sound like them. The creator of this technology, Supasorn Suwajanakorn, is currently a research resident at Google, though he created this as a part of his PhD thesis project at the University of Washington.
All the programme needs is a few photos and videos to learn from. Suwajanakorn demonstrated the tool onstage in Vancouver at the 2018 TED Conference. It uses a neural learning network to mimic mouth and teeth movements of a person from video footage. He has created fake videos of celebrities like former president Barack Obama using only images and videos that are readily available online.