Welcome To The Era Of Artificial Intelligence And Technological DeceitBy Daisy Luther/The Organic Prepper July 27, 2017
And you won't have to wait very long, at that.
Pretty soon, computer wizardry and artificial intelligence will allow video footage to be created that is practically indiscernible from the real deal. Add to this holograph technology, and soon a person could appear to be speaking, live, in front of you, and you'd never even know it was all fake.
But apocalyptic AI aside, let's look at the manipulative potential of our current tech. We are very close to real life meeting science fiction; and if you think we are being deceived now, once these technologies are rolled out, you won't be able to believe your eyes or your ears.
There are several unsettling parts to this story.
First, there's the video editing to a new soundtrack.
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed an artificial intelligence software so powerful that it can put words in the mouth of just about anybody.
Here's a clip of the software in action.
Then, there's audio technology that can imitate anyone's voice with access to a few recordings.
And if that were the only new tech development, it would be bad enough. But a new start-up called Lyrebird can actually create audio that sounds exactly like someone else using "deep learning and artificial neural networks."
This is an example. It's kind of rough right now, but how long before it gets polished up?
Even more alarming, this is something that ordinary folks will soon be able to get their hands on. If this is for the layman, can you even imagine what the government and military have access to?
Then, there are holograms.
Do you recall when Tupac showed up a Coachella on the stage back in 2012? If you speed ahead to 2:20 in this video (warning - graphic language), the hologram Tupac is on stage with a real person, Dr. Dre, and the difference is nearly indistinguishable.
Think about the ramifications of this.
With all of this technology, some of it soon to be available on our smart phones, how can we believe anything?
Think about it.
How difficult would it be to completely fabricate "videos" of anyone that we are expected to hate?
We live in an era in which false flags are the norm and those in power profit from war. It's a regular occurrence to create a new bogeyman whenever a conflict is the desired outcome.
Consider the whole chemical attack presumably undertaken by Bashar al-Assad in Syria against his own people. All we had to go on in the news were suppositions, a video of the aftermath, and some heart-rending emotional coverage.
But, honestly, some of us never really believed this was legitimate because there was no motive. However, lots of folks did believe it, hook, line, and sinker, without any video or any claim by Assad that he was, in fact, responsible. (In fact, he denied it the entire time.) These people were ready for us to go to war against Assad immediately to stop the suffering of those poor, dying children.
Now, let's add technology into the mix.
What if there had been an AI video and soundtrack of Assad? People tend to believe their eyes and ears, particularly if they have already been prompted to feel a certain emotion. What if there was a "live" speech in front of thousands that was just a hologram?
Let's take the what-ifs further.
What if there were AI soundtrack recordings of the infamous "Russia" collusion? What if there were hologram speeches from leaders who had been assassinated stating that, no, they escaped, and here's what they want their mourning followers to do next.
What if there is an AI speech and an AI video that appeared to be our "enemy" making threats against us?
Is this is far-fetched?
Call me a Luddite (trust me, you wouldn't be the first) but AI is becoming more acceptable every day with Alexa and Siri in every other home in America. We're being gently lulled into it by "convenience" but are we opening the door to something that could go horribly wrong?
I hope my imagination is getting the best of me, but I certainly wouldn't put it past the people pulling the strings to use artificial intelligence to manipulate the masses. If the technology exists to deceive people, someone is going to use it.
Originally published at the Organic Prepper - reposted with permission.