Deepfake technology is one of the drawbacks of the ever-changing area of artificial intelligence. It allows fraudsters to not only change their voices to sound like someone else but also edit videos to seem real. Rashmika Mandana is the latest victim of deepfake.
A recent viral video showcasing what seemed to be actress Rashmika Mandanna entering an elevator has gone viral. However, following closer inspection, it is shown to be a deepfake – a video that has been digitally modified. The fraud is so convincing that it has received millions of views, including more than 2.4 million on the social media network X, formerly known as Twitter.
The video was published on X by journalist Abhishek Kumar, who expressed worry about the need for additional legal and regulatory measures to prevent the proliferation of bogus news on the internet. The first video, starring a lady called Zara Patel, was posted on Instagram on October 8. There is no proof that Patel had any involvement in the making of the deepfake video. It’s unclear who made the phony film or what their objectives were. Unfortunately, this is not a unique event, as several celebrities from various areas have been victims of similar false recordings in previous years.
The video was also shared by Bollywood superstar
When you compare the two videos (the deepfake and the actual), you will notice a significant difference. Zara Patel’s face is plainly visible when she enters the elevator in the genuine footage. However, after only a fraction of a second, the footage transforms into Rashmika Mandanna’s visage. Rashmika, a well-known actress in Indian film, rose to prominence in 2016 and has since received various honors.
What is Deepfake?
Deepfake is a sort of synthetic media in which an individual in an existing image or video is replaced with another person’s likeness using artificial intelligence. While the act of faking information is not new, deepfakes use advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence techniques to edit or synthesize visual and auditory content with a high potential for deception.
Deepfakes are frequently distinguished by artificial facial emotions or movements, such as blinking too frequently or insufficiently, or movements that are excessively stiff or jerky.The eyes can tell you if a video is real or phony. Deepfakes frequently feature blurry or unfocused eyes, or eyes that do not move in sync with the person’s head motions.