Imagine a past in which the crew of Apollo 11 landed on the moon in 1969 — but then ended up stranded there, leading President Nixon to give a speech memorializing the astronauts.
A new MIT film installation uses that premise to shed light on deepfake videos and how they’re used to spread misinformation. Deepfakes use artificial intelligence technologies to create or alter a video to make them untrue in some way.
MIT’s Center for Advanced Virtuality created a video of Richard Nixon giving a speech that was written for him — but that he didn’t have to deliver.
The video is the centerpiece of “In Event of Moon Disaster,” opening Tuesday, November 26, at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
The film installation is supported by the Mozilla Foundation and the MIT Open Documentary Lab.
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