With the advancement of technology, it has left us with more fascinating things. Whether it is artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, technology, especially in the world after the pandemic, will not only develop to an astonishing height, but will also be more complicatedly linked with our daily lives. Take this YouTube video as an example, which is widely circulated on the Internet for its fascinating display of the use of Deepfake technology. Deepfake technology uses a form of artificial intelligence called deep learning to create fictitious images and morph and superimpose changes to images and videos.
In the video, we see Elizabeth Taylor portraying the Egyptian ruler Cleopatra in the 1963 film Cleopatra Use Deepfake technology to deform with the real face of the queen. This led to some video clips in which we seemed to be watching the flesh and blood Cleopatra from the 1963 movie, walking around and talking.
The creators named Micano TV mentioned in the description of the video that with the help of Deepfake technology, they digitally reproduced the Egyptian ruler’s existing statue to simulate Cleopatra’s face. Then they superimposed it on Elizabeth Taylor’s face in the movie clip. Isn’t it too charming?
Watch the video here:
In the comments section, users expressed their surprise at Cleopatra’s beauty and the use of Deepfake technology, and also hinted at other historical figures they would like to see, just like they saw Cleopatra.
A user named Killington said, “I would love to see Socrates or another ancient Greek philosopher in a similar way.”
Another user, Kyle Burnett, commented: “Next is Caesar. Caligula will also be interesting.”
Other suggestions include Adolf Hitler, former US President Abraham Lincoln, Queen Marie Antoinette of France, and even Alexander the Great.
A user named Luke Chaos saw another point of view and wrote: “Use this technology to bring the statue to life, but don’t call it the’real’ Cleopatra: it will mislead people. This is an artist’s. The impression is based on the impression of another artist, and there is only one, although it is ancient. It may resemble the “real” Cleopatra, but on the other hand, some frescoes show that she has red hair, and some art shows her Her nose is thinner and sharper, and maybe she has an Egyptian mother, which may change the interpretation of her appearance. Without more evidence, we can’t be sure which ones are real.”
Another Youtuber named Lee Fly said: “Her face reminds me of Alicia Vikander in “Uncle’s Man”. What do you think of Cleopatra’s Deepfake reimagining? Let us know in the comments.