Advances in artificial intelligence and cloud computing technology, graphics virtual machines (graphics processing virtual machines), and platform services have led to rapid developments in the improvement of audio, video, and image manipulation techniques.
Access to cloud computing, algorithms for public research into artificial intelligence, and a wealth of data with diverse and broad media availability have created the perfect storm to democratize the creation of synthetic media. This artificial media created by AI is known as a deep fake. The spread of synthetic media has been socially democratized. You can learn more about artificial intelligence-generated synthetic media via the internet.
Innovation and research on GAN techniques, combined with the increasing availability of computing, have surprisingly improved the quality of synthetic data. New tools, many of which are publicly available, can manipulate media in increasingly sensible ways, such as making copies of the voices of public figures or placing one's face on another's body.
GANs and deepfakes have evolved from research and academic topics to practical applications for businesses to drive innovation, entertainment, and social engagement.
Deepfakes have become synonymous with face changing and lip-syncing. There are many other types of AI-based audio, video, and image manipulation that can be classified as immersive spoofing.
Deep falsification can be used by non-state actors such as rebel groups and terrorist organizations to portray their opponents as inflammatory speakers or to stir up anti-state sentiment in society through provocative acts.