In the Age of Deepfakes, Could Virtual Actors Put Humans Out of Business?

Published: July 8, 2019
Category: News

When you’re watching a modern blockbuster such as The Avengers, it’s hard to escape the feeling that what you’re seeing is almost entirely computer-generated imagery, from the effects to the sets to fantastical creatures. But if there’s one thing you can rely on to be 100% real, it’s the actors. We might have virtual pop stars like Hatsune Miku, but there has never been a world-famous virtual film star.

The Guardian talks with ICT’s Arno Hartholt about virtual actors and the possibilities they present in entertainment.