I like the idea, but everything I have seen with deepfakes is solo only. Is it even possible to do 2 girls in the same video?
I don't think it will be as difficult as you might think. The real trick I think is to find the right video with the two participants who have similar looks & body types. I'm unsure of the exact capabilities of the deepfake app but from what I understand there's nothing technically precluding the possibility of it being applied to multiple people, whether at once, or by splitting/masking the video in half and then stitching them together afterwards. Even if noone has ever done it before, I think a contest like this would help drive further investigation on how to do it
... On the other, I'm a little afraid of any potential backlash - there's a lot a media attention on the concept of deepfakes and the like where I'm at, and I'm not sure if starting a contest (with a money prize) for such a matter in a time where this is in many parts of the world more than simply frowned upon is such a good idea...
I hear you on that, what the deepfake app seems to be capable of does give rise to some ethical questions. At the same time however, i believe that biggest concerns that people are having with the program is the fact that users are using underaged subjects and people they know (in real life, that is) without their consent. If limiting the subject matter to celebrities/porn stars and such I don't see this being much different then just photo manipulating still images. The only other concern i think people might have is that the creation of videos using the deepfake program might give the impression that the videos are genuine, not an edited video. This could be addressed by implicitly tagging/marking the video as fake, though the with the currently fantastical nature of TOH I feel already sort of precludes that and people already assume that (sadly) Emma Watson did not actually clone herself to have kinky sweaty selfcest sex with herself -
Good idea.But if it will be involve some of copyright issue? Espeically with a money prize?
I don't believe there will be an issue with copyright. As with the previous contest, we wouldn't claim ownership of either the submission or original source video(s) and we don't intend to monetize the results either. It's more like we are rewarding the participant's skill as reflected in their submission.