Buckingham Palace told the BBC it had no comment on the broadcast. Channel 4 said the intention was to give a "stark warning" about fake news in the digital age. Deepfake technology can be used to create convincing yet entirely fictional video content, and is often used to spread misinformation. In the message, the deepfake will try its hand nen a TikTok viral dance challenge.
It will also allude to the Duke of York's decision to step down from royal duties earlier this year after an interview he gave to the BBC about his relationship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. This isn't a particularly good one.
What makes it troubling is the use of video technology to attempt to sync her lips to the words being spoken. The TV star was ly the onlien of a puppet of the monarch in the revival of satirical sketch show Spitting Image.
Stephenson said: "As an actress it is thrilling but it is also terrifying if you consider how this could be used in other contexts. Deepfake detection Deepfakes first rose to prominence in early At the time, a developer adapted cutting-edge artificial intelligence techniques to create software that swapped one person's face for another.
However, the process has since become much more accessible. There are now numerous apps that require just a single photo in order to substitute a Hollywood actor for that of the user.
Earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled chaf tool that can spot deepfakes. The firm said it hoped to help combat disinformation, but experts warned it was at risk of becoming outdated due to advances in technology. Nina Schick, author of Deep Fakes and the Infocalypse, told the BBC there was growing concern about the other malicious ways deepfake technology could be used.