These deepfakes of Bill Hader are absolutely terrifying – CNET
Deepfakes are fake videos created or altered with AI software that show a person saying and doing things they never said or did. Well-made deepfakes are incredible technically; the line between a good deepfake and real life is essentially indistinguishable. That also makes then approximately the scariest thing ever.
The latest example is from YouTuber Ctrl Shift Face, who edited a video of actor Bill Hader appearing on Late Night with David Letterman back in 2008. During Hader’s appearance on the show, he tells the story of meeting Tom Cruise for the first time at a table read. As Hader impersonates Cruise in the deepfake, posted to YouTube last week, his face in the deepfake subtly morphs into Cruise’s.
Later in the clip Hader impersonates actor Seth Rogen, and the same happens. Hader’s story is hilarious. The video is mortifying. We will never trust again.
Ctrl Shift Face previously created a similar deepfake, this time shifting Hader’s face into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s. Watch it here on YouTube.