Disney Research Creates Face-Swapping Technique For High-Res Video

shirappu writes: A new paper by Disney Research shows off a newly
developed neural network that can swap faces in photos and videos
at high-resolution. The idea behind this technology is to replace
an actor’s performance with a different actor’s face, or for roles
that require de-aging or increasing age, or for portraying actors
who have passed away. Current face-swapping technology (also known
as deepfakes) often creates an “uncanny valley” effect, where
something about the image or video feels off. Though there is some
of that in Disney Research’s tech, it’s still a huge step forward
for creating believable face-swapping in the entertainment
industry. This has once again brought up a conversation around the
ethical use of this technology and the potential for malicious use.
However, given the amount of ongoing R&D in this area, it seems
unlikely that we’ll see any slowdown in the near future.


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Disney Research Creates Face-Swapping Technique For High-Res
Video