Are These the Hidden Deepfakes in the Anthony Bourdain Movie?

Anthony Bourdain Deepfakes

Source: Tom Simonite
Affiliation: Wired

This article describes the controversy surrounding the use of deepfake audio clips in Roadrunner, a documentary about Anthony Bourdain made after his death. While Bourdain fans feel that deepfake audio data is not an authentic portrayal of Bourdain's life, Roadrunner filmmakers believe that because the deepfakes are fake audio clips of things Bourdain really said, the use of these deepfakes are not much different from conventional film editing techniques. While the Roadrunner filmmakers have not disclosed which audio clips are the deepfakes, the article discusses which audio clips are suspected to be the deepfaked clips and why.

Keywords: Computer Science , Deepfakes , Tech Ethics