After Rashmika Mandanna, Katrina Kaif's 'Tiger 3' Deepfake AI Image Goes Viral

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Public Outcry and Concerns Mount Over Misuse of AI in Manipulating Celebrity Images

Katrina Kaif AI Deepfake Photo Viral Latest News

Katrina Kaif AI Deepfake Photo Viral Latest News: The Controversy surrounding AI-generated deepfake content has escalated, as an altered image of Bollywood star Katrina Kaif from her upcoming film 'Tiger 3' has emerged online, hot on the heels of a deepfake video featuring Rashmika Mandanna. The digitally manipulated picture has ignited a wave of outrage and concerns regarding the unethical use of Artificial Intelligence to create misleading and fabricated content.

The original image captures Katrina Kaif engaged in an action sequence, battling a Hollywood stuntwoman while clad in a towel. However, the manipulated version, now widely circulated, shows Ms. Kaif wearing a low-cut white top and matching bottom instead of the towel. The deepfake image was crafted using advanced AI tools capable of altering and replacing individuals' faces in both videos and pictures, a technology that raises substantial ethical and legal concerns. Reacting to the disturbing deepfake image, social media users expressed their dismay. 

Rashmika Mandanna's Deepfake Video Controversy

The deepfake controversy recently engulfed Rashmika Mandanna, with a video circulating online depicting a woman dressed in black entering an elevator. The video was manipulated to resemble the popular actor, raising concerns about the spread of unreliable information on the internet. Bollywood stars demanded legal action in response to the morphed video. Rashmika Mandanna herself expressed her alarm, describing the situation as "extremely scary."

Government Response

In response to these alarming developments, the Indian government has sent a reminder to social media platforms, emphasizing the need for stringent rules and regulations. The viral deepfake video has sparked widespread concern over the misuse of Artificial Intelligence in spreading disinformation and undermining the authenticity of digital content.