The moon landing mission “Apollo 11” July 20, 1969 was a landmark moment in space history. But what if the astronauts died during a flight to the moon, and US President Richard Nixon (Richard Nixon) had to convey to Americans the tragic news on TV?
In published on a special website video that looks frighteningly convincing President Nixon allegedly says that NASA had failed and the astronauts died on the moon. Deepfake (lit. – “Fake deep”) is falsified a video in which people with AI do what you never did. Sometimes such counterfeits are difficult to distinguish from real video.
“Fate has ordained that the men who went to the moon to explore peace will stay on the moon to rest in peace), ‘said Mr. Nixon in a fake video of the astronauts Neal Armstrong (Neil Armstrong), Buzz Aldrine (Buzz Aldrin) and Michael Collins (Michael Collins).
Experts in the field of AI from mit spent half a year to create a very compelling 7-minute fake video in which NASA real footage interspersed fake tragic speech Nixon devoted to the failure of the mission “Apollo 11”.
To make voice and facial movements Nixon’s persuasive technology was used deep learning artificial intelligence. By the way, sounded tragic it is real – it was produced on the occasion of the death of the astronauts and stored in the National archives of the United States.
Massachusetts Institute of technology have created a project Event of Moon Disaster to show people what a dangerous impact fake videos on an unsuspecting public. “By creating this alternative history, the project explores the impact and prevalence of misinformation and false technology in our modern society”, – noted on the project website.
In the case of an Event of Moon Disaster goal is not only to help people better understand the phenomenon Deepfake, but also to explain how to make fakes, how they work, how to define them; to assess their potential use and misuse, and to develop means of combating counterfeiting and misinformation. This project is supported by a grant from the Mozilla Creative Media Awards.