It is easier than ever to create artificial people and doctored video, and this new tech goes far beyond fake news and porn Progressive Growing of GANs for Improved Quality, Stability, and Variation Tero Karras, Timo Aila, Samuli Laine, Jaakko Lehtinen/NVIDIA THE human face is being disrupted. Advanced artificial intelligence software is driving an explosion of online videos in which people’s likenesses are seamlessly swapped on to other people’s bodies.

Some are harmless fun, such as those in which the face of actor Nicolas Cage is pasted into films in which he never appeared. Others are far darker, including many in which the faces of female celebrities have been pasted over those of people in pornographic videos.

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