Infinite conversation is a website where you can enjoy a literally endless AI-generated conversation between the Bavarian film director Werner Herzog and the Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek. If you are really familiar with them, you will immediately acknowledge two things: 1. These are not exactly their voices, and 2. Yet, the authenticity of the ideas expressed and the way they speak is frightening. After all, this is an experiment made by one person. What if it was a company with the scale of Google?
The creator of this mind-boggling AI conversation generator is Giacomo Miceli. He presents himself as an AI enthusiast that tries to raise awareness about the ease of creating deep-fake AI algorithms today. In the about section you can read: "This project aims to raise awareness about the ease of using tools for synthesizing a real voice. Right now, any motivated fool can do this with a laptop in their bedroom. This changes our relationship with the media we consume online and raises questions about the importance of authoritative sources, breach of trust and gullibility.
Will this technology lead to a massive proliferation of sub-optimal-quality content? Should we simply distrust anything we see online? As new tools are developed to help identify generated content, I recommend maintaining a skeptical stance, particularly when the source/channel of information doesn't seem reliable and when the claims seem preposterous or outrageous.
Ultimately, I don't see this as a technical problem, but as a human one. We all share a duty to educate the coming generations about the new paradigm while focusing on forming compassionate individuals who would not misuse these awesome powers."
Enjoy the infinite conversation here: infiniteconversation.com