Hamilton is a famous American musical: to deepfake the dead not only is not wrong, it can be very right.
The big question is who owns a content control/consent role for someone in our past. If you can’t decide that, there’s a much bigger problem at hand than the presentation layer.
Visit Grant’s Tomb, meet actors in real life who play him and bring his amazing story to light to get rid of decades of disinformation. To deepfake the dead can be very right.
I write this in response to a long blog post by You the Data asking “is it ever ok” and then wanders around this topic yet doesn’t get to the heart of the matter.
To deepfake the dead can be very right.
Do I need to say it again?
Now go visit Grant’s Tomb and meet the actors who deepfake Grant and help end the rampant problem of disinformation about him.