This creepy 'live-action' South Park deepfake is giving me nightmares

Still from an AI-generated South Park deepfake
(Image credit: Demonflyingfox on YouTube / Comedy Central)

AI image generation has advanced so much in recent months that we're actually starting to see the point of it. I mean, actual, practical uses for creative work, like testing compositions, rendering props and creating variations rather than simply realising bizarre experiments and horrifying mashups.

Nevertheless, the work that gets the most attention continues to be pieces that verge on the nightmarish. This terrifyingly unsettling 'live-action' South Park video, for example (still unsure of how this all works? See our guide to how to use DALL-E 2). 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.