Deepfakes: US comedian digitally transforms into celebrities, sparks debate

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The persons in these three images are all the same person - it's called a Deepfake

Public opinion has been split after US comedian Jim Meskimen used technology called “Deepfake” to digitally transform into the celebrities he was doing impressions of.

However, while he has received praise for the work, which takes the realism of his impressions to another level, many viewers raised concern over the tech’s nefarious uses.

Here’s Jim’s video before it was deepfaked.

Now, here’s the video where his face transforms into that of the celebrity he’s impersonating.

Despite it’s danger, Jim believes the tool could be put to good use in the entertainment industry once it not being abused.