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Deepfake technology is now used to "visually dub" movies to remove profanity with a PG-13 rating.

This is probably one of the most practical and creepiest methods in use since deepfake technology was first created. While there are some very impressive showcases, especially in CGI-created versions of actors who look years younger than they really are, and as an alternative to actors being brought back from the dead, the application is less theatrical and more dramatic. Seamless.

In what’s called “bubbing”, when a line is changed or certain things (such as profanity) are cut out entirely in a post to appease a censor (in this case the MPAA), new Deepfake technology is used to generate the frames. It makes a lot of sense, given that deepfake technology is well under the budget of reshoots, but it’s also pretty impressive how quickly the technology has progressed this far.

As reported by No Film School, the idea seems to come from an independent action thriller. autumnIn one particular scene, while two friends are climbing an abandoned radio tower, part of the ladder breaks, leaving the two stranded in the tower. While perhaps a natural reaction for many of us, and the occasional profanity about the situation slips through, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) believes crews need to perform at their best. did not approve it for a PG-13 rating. potential audience. With a reported production budget of just $3 million, scenes and angles couldn’t be reshot with new dialogue. So they turned into deepfakes.

But as it happens, director and co-writer Scott Mann autumn founded a company called Flawless in 2021. It was originally founded as a company that used deepfakes as a way to more realistically dub movies from one language to another. This is another great use of deepfake technology. Instead of seeing the original mouth movements in the film’s first recorded language, voices are speaking. autumn and MPAA.

And it seems to have worked. The actor was even reported to say he doesn’t know when things changed or what the original recording was. Carolina Curry said. The film also eventually received a PG-13 rating.

I think we still have a little way to go to be 100% believable all the time, but it looks pretty close in the sample video above. It’s only a matter of time before you can’t tell the difference between an AI-generated shot and the real thing. At least I’m not sure if you don’t know who the actors are and haven’t seen the movie in your native language yet.

It’s definitely a great tool for the film industry, but it’s definitely scary how much better it’s getting. Non-Hollywood influences are far-reaching.

Now, I wish someone would run this into Demolition Man so that he doesn’t say the word “Taco Bell” when he says “Pizza Hut.” Or just undo the original dialog.

[via No Film School / Lead Image: Lionsgate]