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Operation Mockingbird On Steroids...

• http://thefreethoughtproject.com, By Rachel Blevin

Advancements in artificial intelligence and computer-generated imagery are creating new concerns about what the definition of "fake news" could become once mainstream media outlets get ahold of the latest technology—and the implications of such tech are ominous, to say the least, thanks to programs like Operation Mockingbird.

Although trust in the mainstream media has reached an all-time low, there is typically the general belief that—no matter how political pundits try to spin the soundbites—a video of President Trump talking, is in fact a video of Trump talking.

However, as Business Insider noted, recently released demos showing the power of CGI technology are serving as "a sign of what is to come." This month, researchers from the University of Washington released a video titled "Synthesizing Obama: Learning Lip Sync from Audio," in which they used AI to create a fake video of former President Obama speaking.

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