The creator of a series of deepfake Tom Cruise videos says he wants to make people more aware of what they are watching – and that it might not be real. Viewed more than 11 million times, Chris Ume’s videos appear to show Cruise playing golf, doing a magic trick, and falling over while telling a story about former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. A deepfake usually involves an image or video in which a person or object is visually or audibly manipulated to say and do something that is fabricated. Most people realised Ume’s videos were fake – but the 31-year-old says the speed the technology is advancing could pose problems in future. “I always try to make funny content, but at the same time, when people see these videos they realise and will learn what’s possible within the next few years,” he told Sky News. Advertisement “The tech is evolving rapidly and will get better and will become more accessible as time goes on. “Twenty years ago you have Photoshop, you didn’t know about fake photos so they started editing photos, and now people realise – like photos – that videos can be misleading. More from Tom Cruise Meghan… Read full this story
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