The Obama deepfake video was launched by Jordan Peele on his Comedy Central show 'Key & Peele.' The spoof is a good example of mixing humor, politics and ground-breaking technology. In it, the 'fake' Obama is wildly convincing and makes absurd statements that "[he] would never say [...] at least not in public address."
Jordan Peele makes his Obama deepfake video using the FakeApp which "allows users to swap faces in a video with a face from another video." Concerns have been raised behind the ethics and possibilities of such technology. Comedy Central's 'Key & Peele' channels entertainment to raise awareness of the negative uses of AI-powered machine learning algorithms and the possible political, as well as social, implications.
The Obama deepfake video has currently reached about five and a half million users.