Millions of people have watched the videos of Tom Cruise on TikTok, is it actually him? NO! That's the scary part, it's a deepfake. What's a deepfake? A deepfake video involves swapping one person’s face onto the body of someone else, by using a kind of artificial intelligence and it will match the target’s facial movements with the new face.
The TikTok videos show Tom Cruise playing golf, doing a magic trick with a coin and sharing a story about Mikahil Gorbachev. They are close up and it looks like it's Tom Cruise!!
Sounds pretty cool, right? Sounds scary too! Imagine if a deepfake video of Tom Cruise was showing him doing something horribly wrong and everyone was convinced it was actually him. What if it happened to you?