WATCH: This Deep Fake video of Bill Hader as Tom Cruise will haunt you

Get ready for some 21st century tech talk about Deep Fakes. What is a deep fake? In simple terms, it's over-laying a face using AI onto another face of a real video.

Think of it as a face filter on Instagram, but on steroids. Last night this video (source CTRL SHIFT FACE on YouTube) of Bill Hader, from an old Late Show appearance talking about working with Tom Cruise, was altered to mash up Tom Cruise, and Seth Rogen's face whenever Hader was impersonating them.

The transitions are seamless, and that is the scary part about it. Just read the description of Deep Fake from Wikipedia

“is a technique for human image synthesis based on artificial intelligence” and “is used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique known as generative adversarial network.”

 

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