To those fearful of a future in which videos of real people are indistinguishable from computer-generated forgeries, these new Tom Cruise ‘Deepfakes’ will leaving you tripping!

Hany Farid, a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, said that the Cruise videos demonstrate a step up in the technology’s evolving sophistication. “This is clearly a new category of deepfake that we have not seen before,” said Farid, who researches digital forensics and misinformation. Deepfakes have been around for years, but, Farid says, the technology has been steadily advancing.

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