After Facebook refused to delete a doctored video depicting Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, it has come under scrutiny over an equally doctored video featuring Mark Zuckerberg.
The clip, produced by UK artists Bill Posters and Daniel Howe with assistance from advertising company Canny, blends news footage of Mark Zuckerberg with fake audio that was posted to Instagram over the weekend.
1. He eats dry toast
Zuckerberg remains shrouded in mystery. He appears unbothered by public perception and wants only to do his work well; much like Otonaroid and Kodomoroid, he seems content to remain hidden while taking care of what needs to be done.
This clip shows Mark Zuckerberg enjoying some dry toast. Watch as the Facebook CEO takes a bite, his face virtually unreadable by viewers.
This video was produced using 2017 footage of Mark Zuckerberg and manipulating it with deepfake technology to produce unsettling results. It’s concerning evidence of our vulnerability as social media users to being duped into watching fake videos that attempt to manipulate us.
In South Park episode depicts Zuckerberg visiting a town to answer questions about Facebook’s role in society and to address their early days on Harvard Campus. Once in town he removes his hoodie to reveal an embossed mission statement with multiple levels of data access indicated by arrows on it.
2. He tickles his baby
On July 4th, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made headlines for two reasons – his cowboy hat featured stripes and their faces were obscured with smiley-face emojis.
Critics pointed out that the image exemplified his privacy concerns; however, shortly thereafter Zuckerberg clarified that it was meant to be taken as a joke by crediting his team with its creation.
Zuckerberg’s latest video showcases his cutting-edge artificial intelligence called Jarvis, voiced by Morgan Freeman (who voiced God in “Aladdin”). It shows clips of him eating dry toast and tickling his baby daughter August, creating an unnerving atmosphere.
Canny AI created this video using deepfake technology to manipulate video and audio and replace an actor with someone speaking. CNN Business reached out to Canny AI regarding their guidelines regarding use.
3. He sings Nickelback
Mark Zuckerberg has his hands full these days – trying to fix fake news, protect himself from Russian hackers and help the homeless – yet still found time for something enjoyable – competing in a jiu-jitsu tournament held by Guerrilla Jiu-Jitsu which provides beginner and advanced classes throughout Bay Area. And winning gold medals! He posted photos on Instagram of himself competing and won gold medals!
“Complicated” singer Ariana Grande wasn’t amused when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg poked fun at former flame Chad Kroeger’s band Nickelback in a video to introduce his artificial intelligence home assistant narrated by Morgan Freeman that has since garnered over 22 million views on Facebook.
Jarvis tells Zuckerberg in the video clip that there are no good Nickelback songs, causing much amusement from viewers but sparking fury with Avril Lavigne, who split with Kroeger in 2015. She lashed out against any attempt to insult or ridicule a band that has sold over 50 million albums; furthermore she mentioned several anti-bullying organizations in her online missive.
4. He yells at Jarvis
Mark Zuckerberg knew building an AI for his home would not be straightforward, so enlisted Morgan Freeman as voice actor for Jarvis, his virtual butler, to assist. A video detailing its functionality was released this week.
Jarvis has some amazing capabilities, like adjusting the thermostat and turning on lights as you walk through his home. He can also send texts to Zuckerberg with images of visitors to his house who come calling, opening doors for those it recognizes, playing music lessons for his one-year-old daughter and offering Mandarin lessons if required.
But connecting it all was no small task, even for Zuckerberg. He spent some time reverse engineering the software hooks of all of the various appliances and services he wanted to control; to do this he even purchased an older toaster from 1950 as modern ones don’t allow you to push down bread when off, raising safety concerns.
Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla clearly enjoy using Jarvis. Though not perfect–Zuckerberg notes it “is still buggy”–they report using it to spend less time doing chores and more time having fun together as a family.
5. He yells at his wife
Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame recently unveiled a device known as a Sleep Cycle that emits a light on Chan’s nightstand to indicate when it is time for her to wake up or not.
This device aims to keep people from engaging with phones or televisions before sleeping – something which often causes early wakeups. According to its backers at Founders Fund, the device will increase overall sleeping efficiency and ultimately benefit long-term health.
Priscilla Chan is a doctor, so she understands what it’s like to suffer a sleep deprivation. That’s why she criticised her husband when he constructed an octagon ring in their backyard – as this could signal his impending “cage match” against Elon Musk of tech company X.
Mark Zuckerberg has been hard at work in preparation for his fight with Elon Musk. Recently he took part in his inaugural Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament – thanks to the help of coaches Dave Carillo, Khai Wu and James Terry.