The Spaniards made big eyes! Is that Princess Leonor dancing to a song by Filipino rapper Andrew Ford in a TikTok video? In fact, the girl swaying her hips in the Medina clip looks just like King Felipe VI's 16-year-old daughter. and his wife Leitizia. However, this is a nasty case of face theft - called "deep fake". We show in the video which other stars have already been victims.
Dancing heir to the throne on TikTok is a fake
Deep fake is media content that has been manipulated with the help of artificial intelligence. The term "deep fake" is derived from "deep learning" and "fake". "Deep Learning" is a method in artificial intelligence in which the system learns through intensive observation. Lip movements, facial expressions and body posture and movement are analyzed. In 2017, researchers at the University of Washington managed to turn any audio clip into a realistic, lip-synched video of a person. The scientists virtually put sensitive statements on topics such as terrorism or mass unemployment in the mouth of former US President Barack Obama.
In the case of Princess Leonor, the face of the 16-year-old was virtually placed on that of another dancer. The shockingly real result looks like the heir to the throne dancing, but she's not."A very realistic video, but it's really fictional," writes Spanish newspaper Lecturas.
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