According to the projection that we have made —based on interviews with scientists and on months of research on what is being cooked in the laboratories of the universities and companies that lead the sector— there is very little left to make it impossible to distinguish between what is real and what is It is created by a machines. In 2033, they tell us, it will be possible to create videos in high definition that are absolutely indistinguishable from reality. In these videos nothing will be real. Neither the image, nor the audio, nor the music. Everything will be generated by AI. Along the way, applications will emerge that will do the same with static images and voice. Apps that will be available to anyone.
Humans will not be able to detect that something is a lie, not even with forensic examinations. The efforts that have been made lately to detect text generated with ChatGPT will be impossible to apply when the technology reaches its full maturity. But the most worrying thing is that these videos will not only be available to Hollywood studios. Anyone can do them from their mobile phone, tablet or computer without having any knowledge.
The experts of ‘Control Z: the end of reality’
To make this episode we have interviewed some of the great heavyweights in the industry. They are the ones who have told us what is going to happen and how it can affect us. And what is more worrying, not with vague predictions but with very specific content and timing. They have all coincided on more or less the same dates. That’s why this episode is worth watching. It is a unique, close and immediate vision of what will happen if we do not act now.
Experts like Emad Moustaque, founder and CEO of Stability Al, the most popular AI development organization on the planet —even if you don’t know it, it is behind almost everything that is happening—, called Stable Diffusion. We’ve also talked at length with Bryan Catanzaro, who is vice president of applied artificial intelligence at Nvidia, one of the big founding companies in this industry, along with Google, Facebook, and IBM Research. Catanzaro and the Nvidia teams have decades of raw research that have resulted in the tools that companies like OpenAI—the developers of ChatGPT and Dall-e—have packaged into end-user products.
Another heavyweight interviewed has been Tom Graham, CEO and founder of Metaphysic, whose technology you will have seen in action in the viral phenomenon of Fake Tom Cruise or the last ABBA tour, where the four members of the band appeared on stage singing, totally rejuvenated. Since then, Metaphysic has resurrected Elvis and revolutionized the industry with its biometric profiles, to the point that it has become the technology partner of CAA, the largest and most powerful talent agency in the world. Thanks to them, actors and singers will be able to act in movies or concerts without being present or even alive. But there is much more, because their technology will also end up affecting us directly.
From his home in Australia, Graham told me how he thinks we need a legal structure fast. The industry—of which it is a major player—cannot regulate itself.
You can see the rest of the episodes Control Z here.