CNN: How a deepfake Tom Cruise on TikTok turned into a very real AI company

CNN: How a deepfake Tom Cruise on TikTok turned into a very real AI company. “Despite the movie star hair, the eye-squinting and that trademark teeth-baring cackle, it wasn’t really Cruise. The 10 videos, which were posted between February and June, featured an artificial intelligence-generated doppelganger meant to look and sound like him. The deepfakes — a combination of the terms ‘deep learning’ and ‘fake’ — were created by visual and AI effects artist Chris Umé with the help of a Cruise stand-in, actor Miles Fisher.”

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