Deepfake video technology has been around among humans for a long time, but for some time now it has started troubling popular people. Actresses are most troubled by this technique. Katrina Kaif, Rashmika Mandanna and now Kajol have also fallen prey to it. Actually, in today’s era, anything goes viral rapidly through social media. In such a situation, if a deepfake video of a popular person is made, it reaches crores of people overnight. Let us now tell you what this technology is and when it was used for the first time.
When was deepfake video made for the first time
What you know today as deepfake video, when this technology was invented around 1997, it was known as video rewrite program. According to the information available on the internet, it was first used by Christoph Bregler, Michel Cowell and Malcolm Slaney. With the help of this technology, these people tampered with the visuals in a previously made video and also changed the words being spoken by the anchor. However, this was done as an experiment.
How the term deepfake was coined
Now the question arises that when it was known as a video rewrite program, then how did it become a deepfake video. Actually, when this technology was invented, the Internet was not accessible to everyone and neither was there anything like social media. But by 2017, everything had completely changed. The world had fast internet in its hands and people were very active on social media.
During this time, some people made such videos using video rewrite technology which started affecting the lives of common people. They even started committing criminal crimes with the help of this technology. This is the reason why the term ‘deepfake’ started being used for this technique in 2017.
How to identify deepfake videos
It is not so easy to identify a deepfake video, but if you look at three things carefully, it will be easy for you to identify it. The first thing in this is the face. Look carefully at the face shown in the video, if it is made with deepfake technology, then there may be irregularities in the eyebrows, some spots and hair on the head. The second thing is audio.
In videos made with deepfake technology, audio is either missing or it is created by machine. When you listen to this voice carefully, you will automatically understand that it is different from the original voice. Along with this, you also have to pay attention to lighting and reflection in the video. With its help you can also identify deepfake videos.