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Fake Videos Are On the Rise. As They Become More Realistic, Seeing Shouldn’t Always Be Believing

February 19, 2018

All it takes is a single selfie.

From that static image, an algorithm can quickly create a moving, lifelike avatar: a video not recorded, but fabricated from whole cloth by software.

With more time, Pinscreen, the Los Angeles start-up behind the technology, believes its renderings will become so accurate they will defy reality.

“You won’t be able to tell,” said Hao Li, Director of the Vision and Graphics Lab at USC’s ICT. “With further deep-learning advancements, especially on mobile devices, we’ll be able to produce completely photoreal avatars in real time.”

Continue reading in the Los Angeles Times.