“Fear is a government’s greatest weapon. With it, they can convince a people that they need to abandon their freedom. In exchange, they get safety. Of course, you just trade one monster for another, but by the time the people realize this, it is too late.” --Victor Methos
I’m not sure why they use fuzzy fake sims for hoax events, when clear, crisp sims are available at a mouse click.
I am certain it makes no sense at all to use real people.
The ability of AI to generate fake visuals is not yet mainstream knowledge, but a new website — ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com — offers a quick and persuasive education. The site is the creation of Philip Wang, a software engineer at Uber, and uses research released last year by chip designer Nvidia to create an endless stream of fake portraits. The algorithm behind it is trained on a huge dataset of real images, then uses a type of neural network known as a generative adversarial network (or GAN) to fabrica
No doubt all brands, leaders and actors, have doppelgangers to keep the business going.
I’ve never thought about whether Putin has been changed, but Martin has.
Actually, there is one allusion by (a subsequently banned member!) TripleSpeak over at Cluesforum that Putin was “a replaced leader.” But otherwise, none of these outlets discusses the 800-pound gorilla in the room … that Vladimir Putin is a role being played by multiple mole-faced men.