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The Ringer: A GIF and a Curse: The Thin Line Between Morphin and Deepfakes

Morphin is amusing, and the tech that powers it is impressive. According to TechCrunch, the app was in stealth development for three years. The image mapping works so well that users’ faces mimic the expressions in the original GIF, without taking the creation into uncanny valley territory. But the app’s ease of use is a double-edged sword: If Morphin represents the angel on image mapping’s shoulder, then deepfakes are its dark side.