New deepfake tech turns a single photo and audio file into a singing video portrait

Another day, another deepfake: but this time they can sing.

New research from Imperial College in London and Samsung’s AI research center in the UK shows how a single photo and audio file can be used to generate a singing or talking video portrait. Like previous deepfake programs we’ve seen, the researchers uses machine learning to generate their output. And although the fakes are far from 100 percent realistic, the results are amazing considering how little data is needed.

By combining this real clip of Albert Einstein speaking, for example, with a photo of the famous mathematician, you can quickly create a never-before-seen lecture:

Getting a bit whackier, why not have everyone’s favorite mad monk, Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin,…

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