On the afternoon of December 25, British TV Channel 4 broadcast a deep fake video mocking the traditional greeting message from the Queen of the United Kingdom, with the intent to give a “strong warning” about fake news in the digital age. But there was no shortage of cash
British public television channel Channel 4 This Christmas, I decided to post a message of good wishes from Queen Elizabeth II that is slightly different from usual (it is no coincidence that the governor has traditionally broadcast it on other channels, such as BBC and ITV). The video that was broadcast on the afternoon of December 25, in fact, was just Her Majesty’s deep fake video, a digital version of it built with artificial intelligence. British actress Debra Stephenson voiced the fake Queen, artificially recreated by award-winning visual effects studio Framestore.
In addition to sharing some “Thoughts“In a ludicrous key about the many thorny topics of the Windsor dynasty (starting with the controversial decision of Prince Harry and Meghan to leave the United Kingdom and their surname of the British royals), at the end of the video, the fake queen also participates in a very silly ballet.Tuned for TikTokIt also announces the digital multiplier.
While Buckingham Palace has not commented on the decision to broadcast the fake video, the TV network claimed so It was his intention to giveStrong warning“Fake news in the digital age. In fact, Deepfake technology can create compelling but utterly fictional video content, and it is now often used to spread misinformation. As Elizabeth II herself said in a parody of the Christmas message, waving her smartphone in the air:Much of the world around us is reaching us today through these screens“.
However, as reported by the BBC, some British MPs Deepfake video accused of being “Lack of respectTo the queen Through posts on social media even before its full Christmas broadcast. The UK Government Communications Regulatory Office (Ofcom) said it had received “Limited number of complaintsBy viewers before December 25th, but since it is a post-broadcast regulatory body it cannot take it into account.