Donald Trump has been blabbering about “fake news” for a while now. Whether you believe it or not, our future is about to take a very frightening turn into that direction. Thanks to a new lip-synching technology developed by the University of Washington, we can take audio clips from anyone and turn them into realistic lip movements. Combine this with Apple’s new face ID technology and we have a major problem on our hands. Is Tim Cook the new face of falsified information?
TIM COOK AND APPLE THINKING ABOUT FAKE NEWS
Of course, Tim Cook and Apple are thinking about “fake news.” Everyone is, but in terms of the new iPhone X, Cupertino might have some scary power in their hands. Researchers from the Universtiy of Washington developed a new algorithm that turns any audio clip into a lifelike, lip-synched video of the person saying those very words.
TIM COOK AND APPLE USE FAKE NEWS TO CONTROL THE WORLD
So imagine Tim Cook speaking at Apple’s next conference. He shows off this new technology to the crowd, inserting funny words into Donald Trump’s speech. In reality, he never said these words. Entertaining? Yes, but for fake news, it’s the beginning of the end.
TIM COOK AND APPLE FAKE NEWS – ALREADY BEGINNING
While Tim Cook and Apple haven’t generated fake news just yet, it’s happening elsewhere already. The University of Washington took the audio from former President Obama’s speech regarding, job creation, terrorism, fatherhood and more. They then inserted those audio clips into another video using the lip-syncing technology. While it looked and sounded like Obama giving his powerful speech, the statement was 100% false.
THE FUTURE OF FAKE NEWS GO BEYOND TIM COOK AND APPLE
Are you scared of all this yet? Good. Now, take some time, relax and get ready because it’s going to get a whole lot worse. In the future, Tim Cook and Apple using this technology will only be a small fraction. Imagine tools like Skype or Facebook Messenger letting anyone collect hours of video from their friends and family.
From there, these videos will be used to train computer models. Combined with this lip-synching technology, one could effectively use the face of another to generate any audio they wanted. Hence, fake news is born.
TIM COOK APPLE AND FAKE NEWS STILL HAVE SOME WORK TO DO
For those turning on the television and questioning the reality of the “talking heads” you see on the news, just relax. Researchers still have some work to do on this technology to make it 100% realistic. At first glance, the fake human qualities look real but examine that a little closer. You can still see some minor discrepancies and frankly, they are rather creepy.
Don’t relax too hard though, if you know anything about modern technology, then you know how fast it all develops. In a matter of years, we could see the new tech in the hands of Tim Cook, Apple, and all the most popular fake news corporations out there. In fact, the iPhone is essentially there right now.
TIM COOK AND APPLE WILL STEAL YOUR FACE FOR FAKE NEWS
Tim Cook and Apple just revealed the iPhone X. They claim this device to be the new future of the company and along with it, the exciting technology of Face ID. Essentially, the iPhone X will take 3D scans of your face and use it to unlock the phone and access certain apps that require more privacy. But what is the iPhone X doing with all these highly accurate face scans?
According to the company-creator, they store all this data in some highly secure location. A unique part of the system that’s not even accessible. Hence, it will never leave your device or find its way to the folks at Cupertino. But that’s what they say. For all, we know this could be more fake news.
Tim Cook and Apple Say iPhone Is Secure (Fake News?)
TouchID fingerprint sensor is not anything new with the iPhone. According to Apple, it has an accuracy of 1 in 50,000. That means if you hand your iPhone to a room with 50,000 people, one person has a fingerprint that’s close enough to enter your phone. What about Face ID though?
Tim Cook says FaceID is even more secure. One in a million to be exact. Why should we believe him though? Is this just more fake news? What if someone gets a 3D printed picture of your face? Let’s see what they have to say about all that.
MORE FAKE NEWS: TIM COOK AND APPLE SAY NOT TO WORRY
As you can imagine, everyone is freaking out about this FaceID and lip-syncing technology. If you’re not, then maybe now is the time to start. While Tim Cook assures everyone the Apple iPhone X FaceID is secure, just how true is that?
With all the advancements in 3D printing these days, many are worried this will be used to break into someone’s phone and steal their personal information. Yet, Apple says this is all fake news and fear mongering. Even if you attempt to make a lifelike, realistic mask of someone’s face, it still won’t bypass the FaceID feature.
So, we have nothing to worry about right Tim Cook? Well, if you want to just sit idly by and take their word for it then go ahead. But as you’re about to see, this technology isn’t slowing down anytime soon and people looking to take advantage of it will always be out there.
TIM COOK’S APPLE FAKE NEWS ROBOT RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
Researchers at the University of Washington say their new technology only learns one person at a time. So right now, they are just focusing on Obama’s voice. Also, they are using words he actually spoke in the past. In the future though, advanced algorithms will scan various situations to recognize someone’s voice and speech patterns with minimal data. With only an hour of video, this technology will absorb all the intricate qualities of someone’s voice.
So if Tim Cook uses this technology on an Apple iPhone, and it secretly recorded conversations of someone on the other end, then someone could effectively make a copy of that person’s speech altogether and use it in a negative way. The danger is far greater than fake news.
THE EVIL SIDE OF TIM COOK’S APPLE AND FAKE NEWS
The people behind this revolutionary technology assures us that you can’t just take anyone’s voice and turn it into a Donald Trump, Barack Obama, or Vladimir Putin video. All they are doing is taking real words that someone spoke from the past and turn that into a new, realistic video of that same person. But who’s to say that an evil-minded individual won’t get their hands on this technology?
It’s only a matter of time before someone manipulates the goodwill of Tim Cook, Apple, Google and whoever else funded this technology. Fake news just the beginning.
TIM COOK APPLE AND FAKE NEWS THE LEAST OF OUR PROBLEMS
Is this the beginning of the dystopian future everyone always dreamt about? Suddenly, robots taking over the world don’t seem so bad. At least that’s something we can fight against. How can we fight against our friends and family? How will we ever know what’s real and what’s not?
If this technology gets into the wrong hands, then we will slowly lose our minds. We will become paranoid, anxious, and distrustful of anyone and everything. In a way, this is worse than any dystopian reality imaginable. It’s certainly worse than fake news. Let’s just hope it doesn’t get to that point, Tim Cook.