After Rashmika Mandanna, Katrina Kaif, and Alia Bhatt, another deepfake video is viral on the internet featuring actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas. A digitally altered video of Ms Chopra, promoting brands and giving investment ideas, is doing the rounds on social media.
A deepfake is a type of synthetic media that uses artificial intelligence to manipulate or generate visual and audio content, often with a malicious motive, to appear authentic.
In the deepfake of Ms Chopra, her voice is edited and her lines have been replaced with a fake promotion of a brand.
his comes days after deepfakes of actors and other high-profile individuals created massive controversy, prompting the government to strategise internet regulations to tackle the rapidly growing menace.
What Is Deepfake
According to MIT, the term “deepfake” first emerged in late 2017 when a Reddit user with the same name created a platform on the online news and aggregation site to share pornographic videos generated using open-source face-swapping technology. Deepfake uses a form of AI called deep learning to make images or videos of fake events.
Deepfakes, a potent blend of real and fabricated media, have emerged as a formidable threat to public trust and truth. By creating convincing videos and audio recordings of people saying or doing things they never did, deepfakes can manipulate public perception, spread misinformation, and tarnish reputations.
In the hands of cybercriminals, deepfakes become dangerous weapons that can disrupt and destroy businesses and governments. A fabricated video of a company’s top executive or a top politician can have serious repercussions on a company or a country’s reputation.