Book announcement: Exploring Deepfakes out now

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Book announcement: Exploring Deepfakes out now

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If you've ever wanted to go more in depth into Deepfakes, I (Bryan Lyon) and Matt Tora (Torzdf lead developer of FaceSwap) have written what we consider the absolute definitive book on Deepfakes. We've published it with Packt and it's available in bookstores everywhere as we speak. You can get it from Packt directly, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your local bookstore.

In the book we go over everything about deepfakes, from the basics, to using FaceSwap, to the deep nitty-gritty of how Deepfakes work, to the future of Deepfakes as we see it.

And if you can do us a favor, if you do buy it leave a review. We're really excited to get this book out and hope that everyone enjoys it.

If you need more information about the book, here is the marketing details.

Key Features:
Understand what deepfakes are, their history, and how to use the technology ethically
Get well-versed with the workflow and processes involved to create your own deepfakes
Learn how to apply the lessons and techniques of deepfakes to your own problems

Book Description:

Applying Deepfakes will allow you to tackle a wide range of scenarios creatively.

Learning from experienced authors will help you to intuitively understand what is going on inside the model. You'll learn what deepfakes are and what makes them different from other machine learning techniques, and understand the entire process from beginning to end, from finding faces to preparing them, training the model, and performing the final swap.

We'll discuss various uses for face replacement before we begin building our own pipeline. Spending some extra time thinking about how you collect your input data can make a huge difference to the quality of the final video. We look at the importance of this data and guide you with simple concepts to understand what your data needs to really be successful.

No discussion of deepfakes can avoid discussing the controversial, unethical uses for which the technology initially became known. We'll go over some potential issues, and talk about the value that deepfakes can bring to a variety of educational and artistic use cases, from video game avatars to filmmaking.

By the end of the book, you'll understand what deepfakes are, how they work at a fundamental level, and how to apply those techniques to your own needs.

What You Will Learn:
Gain a clear understanding of deepfakes and their creation
Understand the risks of deepfakes and how to mitigate them
Collect efficient data to create successful deepfakes
Get familiar with the deepfakes workflow and its steps
Explore the application of deepfakes methods to your own generative needs
Improve results by augmenting data and avoiding overtraining

Thank you everyone, and we hope that you enjoy the book.