back to article Tencent Cloud announces Deepfakes-as-a-Service for $145

Tencent Cloud has announced it's offering a digital human production platform – essentially Deepfakes-as-a-Service (DFaaS). According to Chinese media and confirmed to The Reg by Tencent, the service needs just three minutes of live-action video and 100 spoken sentences – and a $145 fee – to create a high-definition digital …

  1. Nifty Silver badge

    Mom, my phone broke and I'm using my mate's computer. I urgently need some cash transferred to this bank account... Yes that's me in this Zoom call, really!

    BTW China has a law that all AI sythesised content shown within its borders must have a clearly identifiable watermark.

  2. Falmari Silver badge

    Teams Zoom etc

    Sounds just the thing to avoid all those teams meetings at work. When can I get one. ;)

  3. ChoHag Silver badge

    Learn to trust the computer. The computer will tell you when it's lying.

  4. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Okay, now I'm waiting for one thing : DeepFake Xi Pooh

    At some point, Tencent is certainly going to have to make the human avatar more customizeable. It is an inevitable evolution.

    So, some day, we will be seeing a Xi Pooh bear hosted on Tencent's servers.

    And mayhem will ensue . . .

  5. s. pam

    Sure, happy to trust the Chinese

    I foresee all kinds of our MPs faking their positions, not that it would be that hard to believe as the deepfake would probably be more intelligent and sensitive.

  6. Pete 2 Silver badge

    Mini me

    So for $145 I could get a 3d realistic version of myself to "work at home" while I'm out doing something else.

    And then another "me" working another job and .. repeat for as many positions as you think you can get away with.

  7. Nightkiller

    I want one of Xi singing "My Way".

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "shall be marked prominently to avoid public confusion or misidentification".

    I propose that computer-generated persons shall have a prominent H embossed on their foreheads.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Are clothes and lack thereof customizable as well?

    You know it's coming. That's what the internet is for.

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