Coming to American - Deepfake video of former Italian PM Matteo Renzi sparks debate in Italy


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Coming to American - Deepfake video of former Italian PM Matteo Renzi sparks debate in Italy .
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https://observers.france24.com/en/2...r-italian-pm-matteo-renzi-sparks-debate-italy .
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An Italian satirical news show stirred up controversy on Sept. 23 when it broadcast several deepfake videos showing Italian politicians doing and saying silly things. Deepfake is an AI technique used to make fake videos that look incredibly lifelike. People have been especially concerned about one of these videos, which shows an realistic simulation of former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi insulting other Italian politicians.

On Sept. 23, the Italian satirical news show Striscia la notizia (“the News Slither” in English), which is broadcast on private channel Canale 5, posted a video showing a fake Matteo Renzi. In reality, the show used deepfake technology to superimpose Renzi’s face onto the body of an actor. The result is a fake video that seems incredibly realistic.

The video was posted in full on the show’s website, but it was a shorter excerpt posted on Twitter that really got people talking.
 

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