Chinese tech company Tencent’s cloud services provider Tencent Cloud has launched a digital human production platform that allows users to create deepfakes of individuals based on a three-minute video clip and 100 voice samples. Using Tencent’s in-house artificial intelligence, the platform generates fake videos of individuals. The service can analyze and train itself on three-minute videos and 100 voice clips to produce a convincing deepfake video within 24 hours at a cost of around $145. The platform is part of Tencent’s plans to host live-streamed infomercials and represent professionals such as doctors and lawyers. Additionally,
Baidu and Huawei, other Chinese tech giants, are developing their own generative AI tools to challenge market leader ChatGPT. The use of chat-based large language models has significant applications in blockchain, such as auditing smart contract codes or recommending crypto trading tricks.