An eerily realistic artificial intelligence deepfake of Homer Simpson recites the tragedy of Darth Plageuis the Wise from Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
A surprisingly convincing deepfake of Homer Simpson recites the classic Star Wars prequel meme, the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise. In Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, Emperor Palpatine tells Anakin Skywalker the story to convince the young Jedi to join the dark side and begin his path to becoming Darth Vader. The legend of a Sith Lord who had such mastery of the dark side of the Force that he was able to prevent his loved ones from dying captivated Anakin, who wanted to save the love of his life. It is also the perfect length for a copypaste and leads with an engaging question that has been used to derail many conversations on the internet.
Long, wordy memes, like tragedy, have often been recited using fake technology that mimics the voices of famous characters and individuals. Artificial intelligence and machine learning have caused deep fakes to progress to the point where they are often so flawless they are bizarre. While the unsettling potential of such technology is not lost on governments and industries looking to regulate its use, sometimes you just want to see Ron Swanson as Wednesday Addams.
Youtube Channel Talking about AI shared a video of their deepfake voice of Homer Simpson reciting the tragedy with astonishing precision. Talking about AI uses a custom artificial intelligence model to create humorous videos that often misappropriate the voices of famous actors like Adam Driver and politicians like Joe Biden and Donald Trump. The videos on the channel “The Stable Genius” in which Trump badly explains political terms and universal concepts went viral on the web.
Homer’s deepfake is certainly a surprise, but a welcome one. The Darth Plagueis tragedy is a tried and true meme, but the unique twist of Homer’s voice nailed to a T is worth repeating. There is certainly something amusing about Homer reciting the lines of one of the most deplorable villains of the history of pop culture. It’s haunting that the vocal quality is as authentic as if Dan Castellaneta came to record the lines himself, though it lacks the emotion of a human actor. How long will it be before AI learns to mimic that, too?
the Star Wars The prequels are famous for fans of the series and good movies alike. His most enduring legacy is the plethora of memes drawn from his gruesome screenplays. More than a decade later Revenge of the Sith came out, internet pranksters still reference the movie. Disney + has begun a crusade to restore honor to the prequels in the form of an Obi-Wan Kenobi series set 10 years later. Episode III. Just taking off, the series already has detractors in a small English town interrupted by filming as the curse of the prequels reaches the future. It’s almost comically unfortunate and reminds me of an old story: Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?
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Source: Talking about AI via YouTube
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