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Dazed: Deepfake technology brings the Mona Lisa to life and it’s too spooky

As we await the inevitable post-truth, technocratic dystopia that we’re headed towards, though, we should all take a moment to admire the novel uses a group of Russian researchers have found for deepfakes (they call them “talking head models”).

Most notably, researchers from Moscow’s Samsung AI Center and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology have taken portraits such as da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and managed to make them move as if they’re (pretty much) real people talking in the present day.