The company behind DeepTomCruise is bringing rejuvenation technology to Hollywood

You may or may not have heard DeepTomCruise (opens in a new tab)but TikTok definitely does. At the time of writing, the parody account owned by Metaphysic – in which actor Miles Fisher was digitally turned into Tom Cruise himself – has attracted 5 million followers, placing it among the social media platform’s biggest viral hits.

DeepTomCruise uses controversial deepfake technology to capture a virtual likeness of Top Gun: the Maverick star does things decidedly unlike Cruise, and the same visual magic has been used to bring Elvis back to life during last year’s edition America has talent.

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