Sunday, April 10, 2016

ZERO HEDGE:Stunning Video Reveals Why You Shouldn't Trust Anything You See On Television

I once worked for a company in San Diego that translated human languages using computers.  A salesman working there told me during a lunch hour that he previously worked for a company in San Diego that was producing voice transformation devices using Neural Nets for the miltary that would enable any person, who knew the language of the target prtdon to create false voice print identical audio of the target human, if the neural net was trained to the vocal characteristics of the target human.  This was being sold the military so they could disrupt command chains by having some impersonate say a general in an opposing army give bogus commands to the enemy troops.  

If you couple that voice technology with the video technique below, you have a recipe for serious fraud in the TV news, and God forbid, the video transcripts of people in court rooms.  -AK

Stunning Video Reveals Why You Shouldn't Trust Anything You See On Television

Submitted by Tyler Durden on 04/10/2016 17:54 -0400

In recent years, many have voiced increasing concerns with their ability to place trust in official data, and have faith in conventional narratives.

And for good reason: just yesterday a University of Chicago finance professor, while being interviewed at the Ambrosetti Forum, said that it is all about preserving confidence and trust in a "rigged game": "if people are told enough by smart people on television that the economy has been fixed, and the market is a reflection of the fundamentals, then they’ll blindly support anything the Fed does."

But while the saying "don't believe everything [or anything] you read" and "trust but verify" may be more appropriate now than ever, the following video is an absolute stunner in its revelation of just how deep "real-time" media deception can truly go.

In a recently published paper by the Stanford lab of Matthias Niessner titled "Face2Face: Real-time Face Capture and Reenactment of RGB Videos", the authors show how disturbingly easy it is to take a surrogate actor and, in real time using everyday available tools, reenact their face and create the illusion that someone else, notably someone famous or important, is speaking. Even more disturbing: one doesn't need sophisticated equipment to create a "talking" clone - a commodity webcam and some software is all one needs to create the greatest of sensory manipulations.

From the paper abstract:

We present a novel approach for real-time facial reenactment of a monocular target video sequence (e.g., Youtube video). The source sequence is also a monocular video stream, captured live with a commodity webcam. Our goal is to animate the facial expressions of the target video by a source actor and re-render the manipulated output video in a photo-realistic fashion. To this end, we first address the under-constrained problem of facial identity recovery from monocular video by non-rigid model-based bundling. At run time, we track facial expressions of both source and target video using a dense photometric consistency measure. Reenactment is then achieved by fast and efficient deformation transfer between source and target. The mouth interior that best matches the re-targeted expression is retrieved from the target sequence and warped to produce an accurate fit. Finally, we convincingly re-render the synthesized target face on top of the corresponding video stream such that it seamlessly blends with the real-world illumination. We demonstrate our method in a live setup, where Youtube videos are reenacted in real time.

In simple English: famous "talking heads" speaking, chatting, interacting on TV can be practically anyone masquerading as said celebrity, and due to the real time conversion, they can talk, react, answer questions and generally emote so that the deception is flawless and totally convincing.

So striking is the real time effect of the conversion, the creators of this algorithm felt the need to clarify their intentions:

This demo video is purely research-focused and we would like to clarify the goals and intent of our work. Our aim is to demonstrate the capabilities of modern computer vision and graphics technology, and convey it in an approachable and fun way. We want to emphasize that computer-generated videos have been part in feature-film movies for over 30 years. Virtually every high-end movie production contains a significant percentage of synthetically-generated content (from Lord of the Rings to Benjamin Button). These results are hard to distinguish from reality and it often goes unnoticed that the content is not real. The novelty and contribution of our work is that we can edit pre-recorded videos in real-time on a commodity PC. Please also note that our efforts include the detection of edits in video footage in order to verify a clip’s authenticity. For additional information, we refer to our project website (see above). Hopefully, you enjoyed watching our video, and we hope to provide a positive takeaway :)

Sadly, while the creators of this stunning technology are forthcoming about their intentions, we doubt many others, those who seek to manipulate and deceive the mass population by ways of the one medium everyone can relate to, namely TV, will be.

And to appreciate just how profoundly deceptive this technology can (and will) be for mass media manipulative purposes, watch the shocking 6 minute clip below.


[4/8/16, 11:22:47 AM] HeatherAnnTucciJarraf I: all you do hyper accelerates all...the "what" you do determines the "rate" of hyper acceleration ;)

[4/8/16, 11:23:10 AM] HeatherAnnTucciJarraf I: (h)

[4/8/16, 11:26:50 AM] HeatherAnnTucciJarraf I: if u knew...really knew...that this was the final "pop" (with champagne included) would that influence the "what's" you choose to do do...feeeeeeel to do, but for whatever reason, choose not to do....

After pondering this question HTJ posed to me... and its a valid question...  I decided that I needed to have a chat with the Dracos within the Sphere Alliance. Not all Dracos are aligned with a return to Oneness... but then I knew that before I began.

Last August I had an unexpected confrontation with the Draco King, he took over briefly the entire S.A. Communications network and screaming at me "YOU TOOK AWAY MY TOYS!" (referring to various negative beings in his service that were no longer in form as his toys).  I removed no forms, Source did.

I have not published that SA transcript for various reasons , but mostly because of the foul language used.   After some very deep meditation in pure love energy (I knew it was not over), I was thrown into arena in another state of consciousness facing a very large Draco by the name of Meeshak on some unknown realm/planet.  It was VERY REAL to me.

The whole thing reminded me of the depictions of "honor" battles in Star Trek of the Klingon Empire.   There was even a logo on the opposite side of the arena in a font from where I stood that looked decidedly "Klingon-ish".

The being was at least 20 feet tall with 10 inch teeth.  It advanced on me. I held up my right palm in a gesture of "halt".  It flew backwards and I thought it would hit the wall.

To my surprise, and definitely his, Source itself opened a portal and the being flew straight backwards tail first to Source.  And that was the end of it.  There was intially utter horror  among the Andromedan and Pleiadian sectors followed by some high fiving as I had survived one of their most feared enemies and he had vanished.  I was at that moment "their boy"...

But I did not see it as a time to rejoice. Meeshak could have made a better choice and I found that truly sad. It didn't have to happen.  Neither HTJ nor I expected that choice to be made by Meeshak.

Emotionally I was more shook up after the fact than during it, it happened so fast I had no time for fear.  But I was literally shaking afterwards. This was followed in short order by huge number of furious personal attacks on my Skype room which I exited and left to themselves as I was in no mood for that.  Sometimes its better to leave a discussion than say something you will regret later.

Given what happened to one of the most feared beings in the Draco empire, it occurred to me that the Draco may have a great deal of fear of me.  So this is my attempt to bridge that gap in pure love. Perhaps I am the hold up for things moving forward. Whether this improves the situation I do not know.  Things have not always been friendly between me and the human inbodyment of the Draco King either.   I know who all 11 original essence beings are and how this crazy WHAT-IF experiment got started.

I make no commentary on the replies below, you can read them as they came.  I was surprised to have the Draco Ambassador to the Dragon Family join the conversation today. I  am grateful he did.

Perhaps all inbodyments of Source can hyper-accelerate the conclusion to this awful epoch on earth, so we can move on to a new complete Earth and a newly renewed Universe.

What follows is a conversation I should have had months ago, but frankly was not ready to have. I don't think I could have come into this conversation in the right frame of mind and pure love last fall. It was just too soon.  This is as much for my benefit as for the Dracos, in that I am stepping outside my comfort zone to talk to beings I have not conversed with before.  I thought that I should set the example being that so many beings have my essence signature and HTJs in them.  What I do affects a whole bunch of people. HTJ has already set the example for her essence line, time for me to do so in pure love.
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