Open Tech Club presents:
**DEEPFAKES… OR DERPFAKES?
Alright, its the current
year still and, when the current year is 2019, that can mean
only one thing…
In case anyone hasn't heard of deepfakes already, they're
computer-processed media clips that take filmed video or audio and
modify it in significant ways, often materially changing the
contents. Examples abound: here ,
and, relevant to last week’s meeting, here.
Let's sit around, eat free pizza, drink free La Croix (or beer,
your pick), and pontificate to one another about deepfakes. We
will discuss such important topics as:
“Why have deepfakes only blown up recently?”
"Are deepfakes a good thing or a bad thing? From what
"Does this mean I don't need to worry about being (short/ugly/a
“Yeehaw! Where can I get me one?”
And so on.
Assuming club opinion doesn't coalesce around deepfakes being the
I’m thinking it’d be cool to have a tutorial on making some sort
of simple deep fake next week. If anyone knows of an easy-to-use,
open source deepfake library, ideally one with a ready-made
tutorial, reply to this thread and maybe we can use it!
p.s. I was going to coin the term "derpfakes" here, but,
unsurprisingly, someone beat
me to it almost two years ago.
p.p.s. The Caltech Club Fair is next Friday, from 5pm to 7pm.
This is a really easy way to recruit new members. So, if anyone
wants to come chat with new students, even just for part of the
time, let me know! Also, if you feel inspired to put together a
small half-page flier that we can hand out, let me know that, too.