Now you can ‘deepfake’ Elon Musk in zoom

Elon Musk
Source: Twitter

Hyderabad: A new program has launched to make your Zoom meetings a little more interesting, reportedly offering ‘deepfake’ filters for impersonating your favourite celebrities.

Avatarify superimposes your chosen target’s face onto your own and uses an algorithm to follow your facial movements, moving the mask’s eyes and mouth in sync and in real-time.

The code is available on Github and it can be used by anyone. It does require some work though as one would need tohave some programming knowledge to use it. To actually get it running, one would need to run Avatarify, one streaming software and either Zoom or Skype.

Programmer Ali Aliev demonstrated this deepfake technique by using the code to superimpose Elon Musk’s face onto his during a Zoom meeting.

The morphed face is predictably fake but the eyes and head move around almost the same way as the real person. It would still be fun to prank Zoom meetings with the face of a celebrity or just anyone.

The currently listed models for the software include: Albert Einstein, Eminem, Steve Jobs, Mona Lisa, Barrack Obama, Harry Potter, Ronaldo.


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