Music artist Nicki Minaj was furious when she saw a fake video of her and Spider-Man actor Tom Holland. She featured celebrities as roommates on the parody show, “Deep Fake Neighbor Wars.” IMDB says that she spoofs the “long-running New Zealand TV format “Neighbors at War”. Accordingly, she tweeted: “I hope the entire internet is taken down!”.
ChatGPT ushered in a new era of generative artificial intelligence that brings new technological benefits and risks. Specifically, generative AI makes it easy to create digitally made fake videos. Soon these clips could make the spread of misinformation around the world worse.
Therefore, people should learn to spot and avoid these types of videos. This article will delve into the viral deepfake video of Nicki Minaj. Then I’ll explain deepfake content, its relationship to generative AI, and its potential risks.
What was the Nicki Minaj deepfake video?
On July 9, 2023, award-winning musician Nicki Minaj expressed shock after seeing a viral video featuring her face and voice. It depicted her and actor Tom Holland living in the same house.
Yahoo Entertainment says it’s a clip from TVX Network’s Fake Neighbor Wars. According to IMDB, it is a faux comedy parody of the long-running New Zealand series, “Neighbors At War.”
The video featured the two in matching tropical print outfits talking to an unseen narrator. They explained how his neighbor, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, was lazily lying on his couch.
Then it cuts to a montage of Zuckerberg goofily carrying groceries. The video then cuts to Minaj and Holland wearing pink tracksuits.
The Spider-Man actor told the narrator that he didn’t even say hello to the CEO of Meta. However, they saw him lying on his sofa. Next, he shows the Super Bass singer recreating Zuckerberg’s position as Holland tries to wake him up.
Minaj added that the Meta CEO muttered as she slowly made her way out of her humble abode. Lastly, the last few seconds teased the next episode by showing Zuckerberg wearing a robe in front of Nicki Minaj’s house.
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In response, the acclaimed rapper exclaimed on Twitter: “HELP!!! What is this in the AI shapeshifting cloning conspiracy theory?!?! I hope the entire internet is wiped out!”
According yahoo entertainment, a fan asked Minaj about the legality of the clip. In response, the Queens artist said: “I don’t know! But as Queen of the British Monarchy and Commonwealth, I hereby suppress the Internet. Effective 0900 military time tomorrow morning, July 10, 2000 23, BON VOYAGE B***H”.
Minaj later teased another collaboration with fellow musician Drake. Meanwhile, Drizzy brought up the rapper during his “It’s All A Blur” tour in Detroit.
Why are AI deepfakes dangerous?
Deepfake photos and videos refer to content that uses the image of multiple people without consent. For example, the Nicki Minaj video is a deepfake because it appears the Queens rapper didn’t approve of appearing in the video.
Some deepfakes can be entertaining, but most are more nefarious. According nprpeople have been inadvertently inserting women’s faces into pornographic deepfakes.
digital influencer company Thumos said generative AI will exacerbate its risks. Generative artificial intelligence uses machine learning to create text, images, videos, and other content from scratch.
Submit a short description; Generative AI tools like ChatGPT can get you a research paper or thesis. Text to image generators like Midjourney can create aesthetically pleasing images in seconds.
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Today, various free AI tools allow everyone to create videos on any subject without video editing experience. As a result, more people could create deepfakes of either.
For example, him New York Post reported on an eerily realistic deepfake debate between President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Thumos recommended creating technologies that can detect AI-generated content.
More importantly, the UK-based firm said that online literacy is the best way to beat online counterfeits. The public should obtain their information from reliable sources and verify them with critical thinking.
Nicki Minaj wants to erase “the entire internet” after seeing her viral deepfake with Tom Holland. As of her writing, the celebrities in the circulating video have not shared any further statements.
Despite sounding like Hollywood gossip, it emphasizes the growing threat of online misinformation. In response, people should get their information from reliable sources.
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