How was the video faked that represented President Obama saying he was born in Kenya? Read and weep.
I never said that! High-tech deception of ‘deepfake’ videos
Facial mapping, artificial intelligence used to make fake videos that look genuine to experts
Deb Reichmann, Associated Press, July 03, 2018
WASHINGTON – New technology on the internet lets anyone make videos of real people appearing to say things they’ve never said.
Republicans and Democrats predict this high-tech way of putting words in someone’s mouth will become the latest weapon in disinformation wars against the United States and other Western democracies.
This technology uses facial mapping and artificial intelligence to produce videos that appear so genuine it’s hard to spot what is phony. Lawmakers and intelligence officials worry that the bogus videos — called deepfakes — could be used to threaten national security or interfere in elections, including the U.S. midterms this fall.
Realizing the implications, U.S. defense researchers are developing technologies that can detect fake images and videos. Right now, it takes extensive analysis to identify phony videos.
Now recall a conversation I had with Archangel Michael in 2017:
Steve Beckow: I was shocked to see a video in which Pres. Obama seems to admit that he was born in Kenya. Is that an accurate video?
Archangel Michael: That is one of the wizardry videos. So now you’re being able to see the extent to which harm is being done.
Steve: … and all the things that are said about Obama, they are all of a piece?
AAM: That is correct because there is an effort by certain parties who claim to be of the Light and Love, to discredit those who are truly on mission and purpose. It is a distraction and it is to create division and derision within the ranks, as it were.
Steve: Can you give me more details on how that video was created?
AAM: It has been taken from excerpts and simply doctored.
Steve: Aha. I’ll be darned. (Archangel Michael in a personal reading with Steve Beckow, Dec. 20, 2017, through Linda Dillon.)