On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 moon landing was a landmark moment in space history, according tomedia reports. But if the astronaut was killed on that mission to the moon, how would then-Us President Richard Nixon announce the harrowing news to American viewers on television? In the video below, however, President Nixon “announces” the failure of NASA’s mission to the moon and the death of an astronaut on the moon.
Apparently, this is a fake video that uses deepfake software to get people to do or say things they haven’t done or said. And now, with the continuous development of deepfake software technology, it is becoming more and more difficult to identify their true and false.
“Fate is doomed, and those who go to the moon for peaceful exploration will rest there,” Nixon said in a fake video, referring to astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. “
The video is understood to have been produced by artificial intelligence experts at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who spent six months completing the very convincing deepfake video. In the video, NASA’s real-life footage and Nixon’s harrowing false statements are mixed together as if Apollo 11 had failed.
It is understood that the researchers used artificial intelligence “deep learning” in the video, which was read aloud by an actor.
To make people aware of the dangerous impact deepfake videos can have on unsuspecting members of the public, MIT Advanced Virtual Center has launched a project called In Event of Moon Disaster. The project was launched on Monday.
The In Event of Moon Disaster project will not only help people better understand Deepfake, but also explain how deepfake is made and how it works, how to identify deepfake content, potential use and misuse of deepfake content, and measures to be taken to combat deepfake and misinformation.
It is reported that the project has been funded by the Mozilla Creative Media Award.