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It’s Getting Harder to Spot a Deep Fake Video

September 4, 2019

“We’re entering an era in which our enemies
can make anyone say anything at any point in time.” Jordan Peele created this fake video of President
Obama to demonstrate how easy it was to put words in someone else’s mouth- moving forward we need to be more vigilant
with what we trust from the internet. not everyone bought it, but the technology
behind it is rapidly improving, even as worries increase about its potential for harm. This is your Bloomberg QuickTake on Fake Videos. Deep fakes, or realistic-looking fake videos
and audio, gained popularity as a means of adding famous actresses into porn scenes. Despite bans on major websites, they remain
easy to make and find. They’re named for the deep-learning AI algorithms
that make them possible. Input real audio or video of a specific person-
the more, the better- and the software tries to recognize patterns in speech and movement. Introduce a new element like someone else’s
face or voice, and a deep fake is born. Jeremy Kahn: It’s actually extremely easy
to make one of these things… there was just some breakthroughs from academic researchers
who work with this particular kind of machine learning in the past few weeks, which would
drastically reduce the amount of video you need actually to create one of these. Programs like FakeApp, the most popular one
for making deep fakes, need dozens of hours of human assistance to create a video that
looks like this rather than this, but that’s changing. In September researchers at Carnegie-Mellon
revealed unsupervised software that accurately reproduced not just facial features, but changing
weather patterns and flowers in bloom as well. But with increasing capability comes increasing
concern. You know, this is kind of fake news on steroids
potentially. We do not know of a case yet where someone
has tried to use this to perpetrate a kind of fraud or an information warfare campaign,
or for that matter, to really damage someone’s reputation// but it’s the danger that everyone
is really afraid of. In a world where fakes are easy to create-
authenticity also becomes easier to deny. People caught doing genuinely objectionable
things could claim evidence against them is bogus. Fake videos are also difficult to detect,
though researchers and the US Department of Defense, in particular, have said they’re
working on ways to counter them. Deep Fakes do however have some positive potential-
take CereProc, who creates digital voices for people who lose theirs from disease… There are also applications that could be
considered more value-neutral, like the many, many deep fakes that exist solely to turn
as many movies as possible into Nicolas Cage movies.


  • Reply Agree2Disagree July 3, 2019 at 2:54 pm


  • Reply Agree2Disagree July 3, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Fkng geeks started this for PORN!
    Nothing to help humanity, just 1000s of perverted minds causing chaos!

  • Reply ahmed abdinasirr July 3, 2019 at 6:59 pm

    I think the future will go back to stone age cos technology will be highly advanced,everyone will know how to hack hence u can't hide ur secrets in internet.

  • Reply Daniel Ricardo July 4, 2019 at 9:11 am

    It all boils down to Nicolas Cage.

  • Reply jeff matthew July 4, 2019 at 12:49 pm

    mysterio is real.

  • Reply Barvo Khan July 4, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    So we may assume Bin laden wasn't responsible for twin tower all those terrorist threats are coming from some one else interesting Al Baghdadi may be some where in US who knows .So that's how media manipulate things.

  • Reply Tribal July 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm

    hirquiticke discombobulate

  • Reply Far Altright July 5, 2019 at 1:38 am

    imagine Civil war movie.. but Captain America Nick Cage and Iron Man Keanu Reeves. and the nigga with wings Will SMith

  • Reply Drews Quick Fixes Ideas And Hacks July 6, 2019 at 4:14 am

    And it all started with snapchat's face switch

  • Reply lucifer experiment July 6, 2019 at 7:24 am

    if this stuff became public ,they been using it for years …

  • Reply HSS July 8, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    So can i put jimins face on my boyfriends face while hes hugging me?! :DDDDDDDDD yassss

  • Reply DC Bros 1420 July 10, 2019 at 2:37 pm

    Are u kidding? I thought that’s the real Obama

  • Reply Caleb Atias July 12, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Way to give people some things to do

  • Reply PatrickWasHere July 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    Yo I never even thought to search up deepfake pron! Cheers bloomberg!

  • Reply Data July 14, 2019 at 8:19 am

    No better news from the west, disbelievers will never win.

  • Reply Samuel Christian July 14, 2019 at 10:18 am

    Perhaps this is the solution to the future of Stan Lee’s cameos in marvel movies especially after his death.

  • Reply Israr Khan July 14, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Now Its Easier for some one who actually said to turn up to it was deepfake one.

  • Reply Redwald Cuthberting July 14, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I bet there are some really advanced DFs out there made by the MSM.

  • Reply deltaZabrze1980 [ POLAND - Central Europe ] July 15, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    SHUT DOWN the net !!!!!

  • Reply Sumta Sing July 15, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Thats how they faked the osama bin laden video in the cave.

  • Reply Pieter De Jager July 16, 2019 at 7:28 am

    Chances are that this actually existed for a couple of years already if it has been made public now!….Scary thought….

  • Reply ohronl Pader July 17, 2019 at 6:55 am


  • Reply Hannodb1961 July 17, 2019 at 12:05 pm

    Grand Moff Tarkin! Yaay! "You may fire, when ready"

  • Reply Noctumus July 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    0:31 … gained popularity as a means of adding famous actresses into porn scenes
    Porn: the main force behind human innovation since the dawn of time!

  • Reply Artemis Entreri July 19, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    wont be long until neuralink and the history of humanity is erased. and AI controls you and your every thought, emotion, and movement.

  • Reply Thiago Rozendo July 20, 2019 at 1:07 am

    So Balck Mirror…

  • Reply Jennifer Donlin July 23, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Obama doesn't look real, especially around the mouth.

  • Reply Volzxy - July 23, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    I wanna see Hillary clinton & Donald trump porn deepfake


  • Reply UMMAGMA July 23, 2019 at 8:21 pm


  • Reply Aemilius July 23, 2019 at 9:46 pm


  • Reply yO_ey July 23, 2019 at 10:12 pm

    Why dont they add a watermark…. Its that easy

  • Reply Andrei Nosatîi July 24, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Welcome to dystopian future 🤯

  • Reply Mr 80's July 28, 2019 at 6:43 am

    Imagine the potential of this for film!

  • Reply Balanced Stereo July 28, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Doing a Progressive Tax on (Just) the “Greedy Part” of Wealth & Conservatively Spending (Just it) on Social Programs gets us a “Stable Society” (the “True Creator” of All Wealth!!) AND we do it with “Direct Democracy” where WE Directly Propose, Enact & Enforce “Merit Based Standardized” Laws & “Money” isn’t a factor!! – "Like" this so we all See & Do this!!

  • Reply Donna Brown July 30, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Geeks will think YT right out of business with this technology. The only way to combat it freely is to stop posting videos.

  • Reply Dev Env July 31, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    "… and this is why it's all Trump's fault, and why he's racist…"

  • Reply TheEriczeppe July 31, 2019 at 4:48 pm

    I want a deep fake of Tom Hanks saying extremly racist stuff

  • Reply Jin Hoon EDM August 1, 2019 at 8:19 am

    Có ai từ dương fg qua đây :v

  • Reply Official FBI August 1, 2019 at 7:04 pm

    Lol I can’t wait for this era because I can deny surveillance footage of me doing things. On the other hand I don’t want someone to make a deep fake of trump announcing a war against North Korea causing them to nuke us

  • Reply Mr Lime August 3, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    I know this sounds terrying but come on! Nicholas Cage movies everyone!! We can make everyone into Nicholas Cage!! How awesome is that!!? 😀

  • Reply Кира пятьсплюсом August 4, 2019 at 8:13 am

    так это че такое

  • Reply Skyler Slack August 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm


  • Reply Coates Spalding August 6, 2019 at 11:26 pm

    Can't wait until some dumbass tried to get away with murder using this

  • Reply Anunnaki Menagerie August 7, 2019 at 2:56 pm

    Remember how bad those fake Bin Laden vids were? The porn industry is decades ahead of CIA

  • Reply Dániel Katona August 7, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Imagine a distopian future, where you cannot believe what a polititian says anymore…

  • Reply スカーフくりおScarf Kurio Mationz August 7, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    I swear we one day gonna have a real life mysterio lol

  • Reply Adrian Torres August 8, 2019 at 4:49 am


  • Reply Samir Jimenez August 8, 2019 at 5:34 am

    Please PLEASE the music in the background what's it's name?

  • Reply Diksaca Yehovah August 8, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Technology is robbing us of a world in which we can trust our own eyes and ears.

    When you no longer live in a world where it's possible for an individual to determine what is real or fake, truth or fiction, you've created a hellish reality where truth is at best unreachable and at worst an illusion spun by manipulator in the dominator culture.

    This is the zenith of the anti-human agenda that removes power from the individual and gives it to A. I. overlords and algorithm creators.

  • Reply Beni S August 8, 2019 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks Kanye, very cool

  • Reply spidy one August 9, 2019 at 11:42 am

    why america try to make the world stupid…ah right to scare us for control

  • Reply hot Caramel August 9, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Oh hi mark

  • Reply excanksk August 9, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    very horrible they can make you criminal just a one fake video shot

  • Reply بدون اسم August 10, 2019 at 1:52 am

    وااااااااااااو لفييين راااايح العلم والعالم . اكيد بيستخدموها الشريرين بالشرررررر. 💔

  • Reply Argonile August 10, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    The first one with Obama I knew it was fake just because the mouth looked a bit off. Otherwise it was really great!

  • Reply dennismaryanski August 10, 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Deepfake porn is litterally the pinnacle of human innovation. Plus it’s the best Nut 🥴

  • Reply The Rogue Clone August 11, 2019 at 3:50 am

    You can always tell based off their speech patterns even if the video is to realistic…

  • Reply Wirmish August 11, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    If you don't vote Democrat in the next election, you may see yourself on the evening news in a video where you will do something criminal. A few minutes later the police will break down your door. One less Republican on the loose.

  • Reply Bradley Smith August 12, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Deep fakes sounds so weird

  • Reply ZeroCool August 13, 2019 at 12:27 am

    I could tell; however, they are getting better.

  • Reply DarthAmerind August 13, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Ok… But is it available on Android..

  • Reply TheOmega Wolf August 13, 2019 at 2:46 am

    Who’s here from Shane’s video……

  • Reply Ascetic Popoclips August 13, 2019 at 2:58 am

    This is will be used to create a new Cold War.

  • Reply jmarie8408 August 13, 2019 at 5:02 am

    No this is about public deception. There are videos that they don't want the public to see, so they're putting out these videos to use as fakes. When the real videos come out people will be so disgusted they'll think they're fake but they're not!

  • Reply AyushT August 13, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Oh hi Mark

  • Reply Dead As fuck August 13, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    If you spend time doing this for whatever reason you're life is pathetic and when ya die no ones gonna care 🙁

  • Reply Mathilda August 13, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    How long before the creeps start doing this with children for certain “things” 😯

  • Reply tannacy jack August 14, 2019 at 1:50 am

    This is fake news .

  • Reply newswars-dotcom August 14, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    DEEP STATE = DEEP FAKE (or vise versa)
    The so-called deep state either developed this with the federal "intelligence agencies" (CIA/FBI/etc) or they're certainly going to take it and run. No one will be able to tell what is real and fake at some point in the future. Especially when you combine this with holograms (oh yes, Princess Leia in Star Wars come to life), then AI humanoid bots, etc. We're in for some wild times!

  • Reply Veli Leon August 15, 2019 at 2:29 am

    The government should make deepfakes illegal

  • Reply Daniel Lopez August 15, 2019 at 6:04 am

    harder? they all fake , ur welcome

  • Reply Kevin August 15, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    So where are these celebrity porn videos?

  • Reply klnpd August 15, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    We need more Nick Cage.

  • Reply skk supa August 17, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    . I saw a porn movie of Priyanka Chopra. It was not look alike but Priyanka herself I tried to justify by making myself feel it was look alike but now all makes sense to me.

  • Reply NurturingTalents August 17, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    This is very scary. Prepared for the disinformation campaign in 2020? Nope! Trump will be saying this, Biden will be saying that, Sanders will chime in here and there, and it will all be deepfake audio to ruin one campaign or another!

    EDIT: and let’s be honest the news are filled with dumbass journalists who will rush to promote deepfake as real because “muh scoop!”

  • Reply theonlyeasyday wasyesterday August 18, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    This is about setting a narrative of videos of powerful people in videos doin horrible things to people and kids cause now the "experts" are saying that innocent people will get in trouble cause deep fake videos are so real… Just funny how this is starting to be a big thing since FBI raided Epsteins properties and he has videos of powerful people doing stuff on video to use as blackmail if he needs to… So when the videos come out which they will the narrative will be set that they are just deepfake videos put out by right wing conspiracy theorists who want to take down the powerful people who are in the videos… No matter how they try to change the narrative nothing will stop what is coming tho they won't be able to walk down the street when the truth comes out

  • Reply Juan Lopez August 18, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    How much deep fake is used on MSM

  • Reply Robôtic Noob August 19, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Time to become mysterio

  • Reply J Cagi August 19, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    Hi, can I please use this as an insert on one of my TV shows and credit Bloomberg?

  • Reply Mike Stanovich August 19, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    It has already become impossible to decide when the MSM is telling the truth or lying to us.

  • Reply Glenn Renner August 21, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Not available to the public? It's available to the public even in Africa. Literally

  • Reply CrystaTiBoha August 21, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    The US mafia has put people on it, stay calm folks! 😂😂😂😂

  • Reply michael majewski August 22, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    well that explains why i hated Obama voice right off the bat

  • Reply Elver Sandoval August 23, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Someone can start a war with this lol

  • Reply Internet Privacy Advocate August 23, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    Sandy Hook?

  • Reply DJSbros August 25, 2019 at 4:26 am

    This may be the downfall of our particular civilization.

  • Reply RICKEYDD August 25, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Why can't you guy just leave all this technology shtt alone

  • Reply monsimix August 25, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    Deepfake porn incoming

  • Reply Patrick Tuohy August 28, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Nasa been doing this for years!! But its really scary to think of the evil that could play out!

  • Reply love williams August 28, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Obama not only does he sound funny, but his bottom of his cheek is swollen like he's dipping Skoal. Therefore not Obama.

  • Reply R Schell August 30, 2019 at 4:27 am

    Sweet headset mic

  • Reply LivinIn America August 30, 2019 at 11:19 am

    Deep fake videos will be the excuse the satanic pedos use for what’s on Anthony Weiner’s laptop and Epstein’s computers….

  • Reply William Fischer August 30, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Most examples in this video aren't deepfakes, they're just people overlaying their face (which is a completely different process).

  • Reply B Evans August 31, 2019 at 5:37 pm

    luckily the digital data can show the fake. otherwise the man might put you away for a crime you never committed. Welcome to the age of deception 2.0.

  • Reply Flying Up September 1, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Don’t listen to this, people!! YouTube is attempting to devert your memory of CLONING! We had the video of Putin in his cage at trial and his wife sitting aside. He was condemned. Killed, she moved to Sweden and the newer, nicer Putin was cloned and Russian problems WENT AWAY! Remember!
    Remember the video of Billy Shears in an old interview saying “I’m just a young guy impersonating the big guy! I’m just a clone. “ He wasn’t a clone but that’s how long we have been cloning people!
    What they do on video is just fakery. What they do to people to get rid of them is REALLY FRIGHTENING.

  • Reply Ultimate Warrior X2 September 1, 2019 at 4:51 am

    I'm sorry but when i look at Obama And Potato Peel i see almost exactly the same man. So much for deepfake technology

  • Reply Vineeth Thomas September 1, 2019 at 7:45 am

    and they say we're not living in a simulation乁( •_• )ㄏ

  • Reply Jack Sparrow September 1, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Who created this idea?
    Ans: The devil
    Christian told me. lol

  • Reply Jesse King September 2, 2019 at 11:05 pm

    Im doing the cheech and chong

  • Reply Katherine Uribe September 3, 2019 at 10:55 am

    If I weren't paying close attention it could fake me out.

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