A team from Stanford, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg has produced a video demonstrating how its software, called Face2Face works.
By simply using a webcam the actor can act out in real time with the output being a real life celebrity.
But the output isn’t a 3D CGI model face its real time, live action.
The team used YouTube videos of U.S. President George W. Bush, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. In each case, technology is almost flawless, turning the video into the actor’s puppet at will.
Because its so realistic there are ethical questions that come to mind. The technology could be used to impersonate people and potentially ruin their lives, until its proven to be a fake. Only time will tell..