Startups Are Racing to Commercialize DeepFakes’ Powerful, Internet-Breaking AI

A slew of startups are using AI to push the boundaries of media manipulation—and they all promise to have ethics in mind

Paul Scharre displaying a manipulated video by BuzzFeed with filmmaker Jordan Peele using readily available software and applications to change what is said by former president Barack Obama. Photo: Robert Lever/AFP/Getty Images

By Mark Wilson

A little over a year ago, an anonymous Reddit user named Deepfakes changed the internet.

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