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Business Insider: The CEO behind a David Beckham deepfake video thinks we will have totally convincing digital humans in 3 years

The CEO of a UK startup pioneering deepfake technology thinks we're just three years away from having computer-generated versions of actors that are so good, they're indistinguishable from real humans.

Victor Riparbelli, 27, cofounded Synthesia two years ago. The company made its first big splash in 2018 when it used its technology to make a BBC news anchor appear to be speaking Spanish, Mandarin and Hindi.

More recently the company applied its tech to soccer legend David Beckham. In collaboration with the campaign Malaria Must Die, Synthesia manipulated Beckham's facial features so that nine malaria survivors were able to speak through him — in nine different languages.