Watch this video of Obama–It’s the future of fake news

A team of researchers from University of Washington has figured out a way to use neural networks to generate fake video of Barack Obama. By using audio clips and algorithms trained to manipulate mouth movements, these researchers have generated video of Obama so realistic and seamless, it’s hard to distinguish between the manipulated video and the original. And while the researchers envision using the tech for much more benign purposes, it’s easy to imagine its potential for being co-opted for the spread of fake information.

Meg Miller in Fast Company.