Just last month, we posted a fascinating video where YouTube channel Ctrl Shift Face swapped Arnold Schwarzenegger’s face in Terminator 2 with that of Sylvester Stallone’s using deepfake, creating a surreal experience where we saw Sly’s face with Arnie’s voice. Now, the same team is back again and they’ve created yet another fascinating deepfake where comedian and actor Jim Carrey has replaced the face of Jack Nicholson in The Shining during one of its most tense and unrelenting moments.
As before, the technology here is both intriguing and terrifying. The facial change here is almost seamless. There are times when the cracks in the facade present themselves but, overall, this is an astonishing, if not deeply unsettling, advancement. Where this will go is uncertain. I’m not sure I’m eager to find out.