YouTuber challenges scientist to create an AI version of him for $100

Tech 19-1-2021 Mashable 25
YouTuber challenges scientist to create an AI version of him for $100

We already know deepfakes are all over the place these days, and the technology associated with them is advancing rapidly. But how easy is it to create a digital replica of somebody? And could it be done on a budget?

That's the question YouTuber Tom Scott set out to find the answer to in his latest video, for which he challenged AI in neuroscience researcher Jordan Harrod to create a fake version of him for $100.

"This isn't a face replacement or a body double," Scott explains at the start of the video. "That's mainstream now. Hollywood's doing it, anyone can do it. This is trying to create a cheaper, complete replacement for me — an automatic digital puppet on a budget of just $100." Read more...

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