A new round of Deepfake: the neural network speaks in the voice of Ksenia Sobchak (and any other celebrity)

We have already seen more than once how neural networks replaced the faces of actors in commercials or finished objects in the frame. Now

This round of Deepfake video has reached a new level thanks to Vera Voice.

What is known

This is a joint project of Robot Vera and film producerTimur Bekmambetov (you can know him from the films “Night Watch”, “Especially Dangerous”, “Ben Gur”, etc.). Vera Voice is a system that, based on recurrent and convolutional neural networks, can play the voice of any person. Now, for example, AI has generated the voices of Ksenia Sobchak, Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Pozner.

It is really impressive and scary.at the same time, because the technology can be used not only for practical jokes and harmless congratulations, but also in various fake news. Therefore, in our time it is very important to develop critical thinking and always check information, and also use only reliable sources. By the way, we have an interesting article on the site about how hackers steal users' money due to the fact that they are not accustomed to using the primary source of information.