Programmer Uses AI Filter to Deepfake Elon Musk During Zoom Meeting

Deepfake Elon Musk has entered the chat and it looks like he is in the wrong meeting.
Derya Ozdemir

Elon Musk's SpaceX might have banned Zoom for its employees over security concerns; however, you shouldn't be surprised if the CEO himself makes an appearance on your monthly meetings. 

This video shows Elon Musk popping into a three-way Zoom call, and if it weren't for the awkward face movements and voice differences, it might have fooled us.

Programmer Ali Aliev, the man behind the Elon mask, used an open-source code from the "First Order Motion Model for Image Animation" software to build Avatarify, which is what you can use to superimpose Britney Spears' face onto your face in real-time during Skype and Zoom meetings. 

Yes, thanks to this deepfake-powered filter, you can actually attend video calls as anyone from Mona Lisa to Elon Musk. The code is available on Github for anyone to use.

In another YouTube clip, Aliev shows how Avatarify can take footage from his computer's webcam to translate his facial movements on to still images of Albert Einstein, Eminem, and Steve Jobs.

Add Interesting Engineering to your Google News feed.
Add Interesting Engineering to your Google News feed.
message circleSHOW COMMENT (1)chevron
Job Board