In a relatively short period of time the AI technology of deep fakes has managed to create images which look real. Websites now exist where you can buy fake people photos.
People might use them on their gaming profiles. However, very often they are used for nefarious purposes. Such as online trolling, people seeking to infiltrate intelligence organisations, and dangerous political organisations.
The technology takes images of real people and feeds it into the program. The program then learns the way a human face is built, and using complicated mathematical modelling can recreate a human face, with parameters set by you; for example, gender, race, age.
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