“Reality” Edited In Real Time: New Tech Shows Why You Can’t Trust Anything You See On The News

Talk about wag the dog. I’m not even sure what to write for a description of the video you are about to watch. So-called “reality” can be edited in real-time. It’s the matrix.

by Melissa Dykes, Activist Post: 


The project is a joint effort in progress between Stanford, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics, and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. According to the project’s abstract, via Stanford University:

We present a novel approach for real-time facial reenactment of a monocular target video sequence (e.g., Youtube video). The source sequence is also a monocular video stream, captured live with a commodity webcam. Our goal is to animate the facial expressions of the target video by a source actor and re-render the manipulated output video in a photo-realistic fashion. To this end, we first address the under-constrained problem of facial identity recovery from monocular video by non-rigid model-based bundling. At run time…

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