The technology behind “deepfake” videos – using artificial intelligence and machine learning to swap out faces – continues to improve. We have shared some applying this technology to Star Trek before, and now a new video takes on Star Trek: Picard.
Deep Data on Star Trek: Picard
The latest Star Trek deepfake video scoring thousands of views on YouTube comes from Deep Homage, who thought the return of Data in last year’s Star Trek: Picard could benefit from the technology. Check out the results below.
The man behind Deep Homage says he is a lifelong Star Trek fan who likes Star Trek: Picard, however wanted to see what it would look like with Picard dreaming of Data as he would have remembered him from his days on the Enterprise. According to Deep Homage, it takes at least a week to train the computer model to re-create the swapped face, and then the images are converted back into a video with the model and edited in a video editor. For the above video 5,000 images of Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation were used, along with 2,000 images from Star Trek: Picard.
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