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How deepfake Queen delivered her alternative Christmas message

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A deepfake Queen Elizabeth II danced on her desktop for TikTok this Christmas in perhaps the most entertaining Queen’s Christmas Message ever. Britain’s Channel 4 created the message and then asked viewers to consider ‘whether what we see and hear is always what it seems’.

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With deepfake porn now a thing and increasing apprehension about the possibility of fake news generated by the technology, Channel 4 promoted the video as a warning of things to come.

The channel said the video offered ‘a stark warning about the advanced technology that is enabling the proliferation of misinformation and fake news in a digital age’.

Channel 4 began offering alternative Christmas messages in 1993. Generally, previous messages featured controversial figures of the time. However, this year the channel chose to utilise technology to create the deepfake Queen Elizabeth II.

The end result almost worked visually. There was slight artifacting around the jawline, as frequently occurs with virtual greenscreen programs. The character’s eyes also seemed ‘dead’, finally coming alive when the Queen rose from her seat to dance.

However, the voice let the production down.

How deepfake works

Deepfakers create virtual doppelgängers via generative adversarial networks. A machine learning model is fed footage and then creates a video forgery. Programmers task another machine learning model with detecting the forgery. Success is measured by a forgery good enough to convince the second model.

The more data available to inform the forgery, the better the end result. That explains why early deepfake attempts focussed on politicians and movie stars. The forgers had ready access to substantial data.

Porn deepfakes

Various porn sites now advertise deepfake movies. Most offer poor renderings, or in some cases, merely unconvincing lookalikes. The rendering of Angelina Jolie in one clip was visually convincing though ‘Angelina’ appeared notably unexcited — even bored — while performing acts which usually generate considerable excitement.

A deepfake Tom Holland looked more like a vaguely Tom Hollandish lifelike inflatable doll on the point of deflating. Meanwhile, videos of deepfake Prince Harry and another of PewDiePie featured ‘lookalikes’ whose greatest achievements were looking nothing like the Duke of Sussex or the Swedish YouTuber. Whatever happened to ethics in porn?

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Advertised ‘deepfakes’ of Prince Harry, PewDiePie and Tom Holland.

Deepfake Queen Elizabeth

The making of deepfake Queen Elizabeth

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For sixteen days, actual death has been hanging over our heads… and, yet, the only thing I seem to give a shit about is love. Total fucking psychosis, right?

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1.06 - All-New Halloween Spooktacular!

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via @PerilOfAfrica Coronation Street actor Johnny Briggs dies aged 85 http://dlvr.it/RtfnMn

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via @PerilOfAfrica On ‘S.N.L.,’ Dr. Fauci Hosts ‘So You Think You Can Get the Vaccine’ http://dlvr.it/Rtfl53

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Season 21 - Episode 73: Whitebeard’s Little Brother! Oden’s Great Adventure!
AirDate: February 28th, 2021, 09:30 AM

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Shh, shh. You’ve got to stop fighting. Shh. Listen to me. You have to stop. Okay? Shh. Stop fighting. You’ll see. Everything gets easier. Just let go, and let us help you, okay? Breathe. Relax. Breathe. Exhale. Breathe. Breathe. Let us help you, okay?

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WandaVision gives us some answers and fills in Wanda’s backstory

WandaVision gives us some answers and fills in Wanda’s backstory

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The penultimate episode of WandaVision gave us a lot of answers, revealed a lie or two, and set the stage for a big battle. I think it also showed us that this show should not be thought of as a spin-off. It has leaned into the things that television does well, telling a story more nuanced that any of the big movies are able to with their set pieces and epic battles. Not that next…


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EN FEBRERO DISNEY CHANNEL, DISNEY JUNIOR Y NAT GEO KIDS CONTINÚAN CON LOS ESTRENOS Y ESPECIALES PARA DISFR UTAR EN FAMILIA

EN FEBRERO DISNEY CHANNEL, DISNEY JUNIOR Y NAT GEO KIDS CONTINÚAN CON LOS ESTRENOS Y ESPECIALES PARA DISFR UTAR EN FAMILIA

EN FEBRERO DISNEY CHANNEL, DISNEY JUNIOR Y NAT GEO KIDS CONTINÚAN CON LOS ESTRENOS Y ESPECIALES
PARA DISFRUTAR EN FAMILIA
Disney Channel estrena nuevos episodios de Sydney como Max,

De lunes a viernes, a las 15:00 llegan nuevos episodios de la segunda temporada de Sydney como Max a Disney Channel. La serie cuenta las experiencias de la estudiante de secundaria Sydney Reynolds y de su padre Max.…


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El 5 de marzo la magia llega a Disney Channel con el estreno de la nueva película original

El 5 de marzo la magia llega a Disney Channel con el estreno de la nueva película original


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Don’t let that bird see that cat!

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Casual tip jar theft. Love it.

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Yo Nick, ‘sup with those pants bruh?

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¡CELEBRA EL CUMPLEAÑOS VIRTUAL MÁS DIVERTIDO JUNTO A LOS PERSONAJES DE DISCOVERY KIDS!

¡CELEBRA EL CUMPLEAÑOS VIRTUAL MÁS DIVERTIDO JUNTO A LOS PERSONAJES DE DISCOVERY KIDS!

¡CELEBRA EL CUMPLEAÑOS VIRTUAL MÁS DIVERTIDO JUNTO A LOS PERSONAJES DE DISCOVERY KIDS!
Peppa Pig, Ricky Zoom y los protagonistas de 44 Gatos se unen a la celebración de cumpleaños de Discovery Kids para que los niños sigan festejando junto a sus personajes favoritos.
Se puede participar ingresando en www.discoverykidsplus.com/celebrame

 
 
Discovery Kids, a través de su plataforma Discovery Kids…


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Kenan as The Weeknd looks like Larry Blackmon from Cameo.

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Don’t know where to post this, so this actually happened to me a few years ago. It was a normal night, I was watching adult swim, and the show the jellies was on. I was watching it for a while and I thought I was still awake. An adult swim bump came on. It was about two ostriches walking around in flip flops with sunglasses on. They run into the mom from home movies, she asks them some questions and writes them down on a notepad. Afterwards, they keep walking and they’re by the poolside, obviously meant it was summer. A normal human live action guy stands in front of them and he does something (can’t remember because this happened in 2017). The ostriches take a straw and suck out all of his blood until he was flat (like a deflated balloon). After that his body is seen floating around until it was in the pool (I think). Then the words [adult swim] come on the screen. I then wake up realizing it must have been a dream. Tried looking the bump up online and there was nothing about it.

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