UK hosts world’s first ‘official’ deepfake TV show | Technology

UK hosts world’s first ‘official’ deepfake TV show |  Technology

Technology to change people’s faces using artificial intelligence Deep fake will officially enter the programming of TV in England. A basic feature of a comedy show Deep fake neighborhood wars of the ITV channel, described as “the world’s first long-form narrative program using deepfake technology”. Press release.

The project was produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, along with StudioNeural, which works on the use of Deepfake. The finale of the first episode, which will be screened next Thursday (26), features spoof versions of artists such as Tom Holland, Beyoncé, Idris Elba, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.

Second GuardianThe main characters are played by professional artists from the United Kingdom, with faces superimposed by artificial intelligence to mimic certain celebrities realistically.

The show, in the form of a humorous sketch, places celebrities living in the same area and portrays them with common routines. Other “stars” appearing in the footage include Rihanna, Adele, Kim Kardashian, Jay Z, Olivia Colman, Stormzy and footballer Harry Kane.

Spencer Jones, who created the program and “played” Tom Holland, said creative freedom is still restricted when using Deepfake. Comedians, for example, cannot express deep expressions or hide their faces because these movements disrupt the technique.

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