Deepfake videos of Tom Cruise set off conversation on technology's threat

Deepfake videos of Tom Cruise set off conversation on technology's threat Deepfake videos of Tom Cruise set off conversation on technology's threat

The internet has been flooded with discussions of the potentially destructive use of deepfake technology after videos of Tom Cruise took TikTok by storm.

The handle @deeptomcruise has released such realistic videos that were it not for the handle, the videos would be considered real by many. A resulting conversation about the negative consequences of deepfake technology has gripped social media platforms, particularly twitter. 

Deepfakes are especially troublesome because of the wisdom that holds videos as undisputed proof. There is gear now that deepfakes could be used not just to allege an innocent person has committed a crime but also to provide alibis for criminals. 

Although TikTok does not have a deepfake detector, companies like Microsoft are developing such tools. A website named CounterSocial is used its own AI to detect deepfakes.

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