Should we trust interviews we watch? “Barack Obama” video shows how easy it is to edit videos

Should we trust interviews we watch? “Barack Obama” video shows how easy it is to edit videos

We live in an age where fake news thrives. It's getting more and more difficult to distinguished between what's real and what is not.

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"We're entering an era in which our enemies can make anyone say anything at any point in time."

And, and AI video of former American president Barack Obama proves it easy to edit a video to stir the public.

The video was released by filmmaker Jordan Peele, the mastermind behind the movie Get Out.

Peele uses AI technology to manipulate video footage, which made it appear that Obama is making quite controversial statements.

The South African reported Peele's Monkeypaw Productions team joined forces with Buzzfeed to create a fake public service announcement delivered by AI Obama.

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Looking at the video, one could not have guessed it's not the real Obama speaking, which is probably the aim of the experiment. It proves just how easily technology could be used to create propaganda.

The team used an AI Obama and Peele did an impression of the former US president, and we have to say he hit it out of the park.

The video teaches us to stay vigilant when it comes to news sources. It's important to get information from trusted news sources and not believe just anything you hear on the internet.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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