‘South Park’ Creators’ Deep Fake Company Nabs $20M Investment Led By CAA’s Connect Ventures
South Park Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators, are deep in the “deepfake” business.
Deep Voodoo, a new company created by the pair from their Park County holding company, is a platform for artists, creators, and producers to use deepfake technology in their work.
Deepfakes uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to replace faces on characters. Stone and Parker used the technology previously in a web series called Sassy JusticeIt was used to parody Donald Trump, Mark Zuckerberg, and others. Deep Voodoo technology was also used by Kendrick Lamar in a number of his songs. Music video This year.
Stone released a statement saying that they found this incredible technology and were able to recruit the best deepfake artists around the globe. We are excited to share their brilliance and enthusiasm with the Hollywood creative community.
Michael Blank, Connect Ventures, stated that Deep Voodoo is a leading platform for synthetic media technology and has already had a significant impact on traditional entertainment. Deep Voodoo uses artificial Intelligence to support productions in innovative and cost-effective ways. This is in contrast to traditional VFX technology.
Deep Voodoo was originally part of Park County (which also houses the Park County Museum). South Park, musical The Book of MormonIt is being spun off as its own entity with Connect Ventures funding round being its first external financing.
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