New lip-sync tech generates scary-accurate video using audio clips

I’m not saying you should be afraid of the future, but… okay, that’s exactly what I’m saying. A group of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a method to take an audio clip of someone speaking and generate a frighteningly realistic lip-synced video with it. I’m afraid, very afraid. And you might be too, once you hit the play button on the demo video featuring former US President Barack Obama below: Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, an assistant professor at the university’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering explains how this tech might come in handy: Realistic audio-to-video…

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