This Will Smith AI video of the actor vigorously eating spaghetti is terrifying.
When it comes to technological advancements, some people are ready for the future to get here and others are convinced the Terminator films were documentaries and we need to get ready for the killer robots. This is especially true when it comes to artificial intelligence: even as the WGA argues to allow AI-written scripts, believing this is the future of entertainment, users are finding new ways to generate AI-powered horrors and unleash them on the world. The latest and greatest horror involved someone using Modelscope Text2Video generator to show a Will Smith AI video of the actor vigorously eating spaghetti.
It’s not hard to see why so many people have dubbed this Will Smith AI video one of the scariest things they have ever seen. Far from being a quality deepfake, the video distorts his face so much at different points that he looks like terrible movie CGI. Honestly, if you slipped this CGI monstrosity into Disney’s The Little Mermaid, people might not even notice.
But who brought us this Will Smith AI horror, and just how did he do it? This is all the work of Reddit user u/chaindrop, and he kept feeding Modelscope the simple text prompt “Will Smith eating spaghetti.” Doing this repeatedly got him different results, and he edited many of the results together to create this longer and creepier clip.
If you find yourself unnerved by the uncanny valley of this Will Smith AI video, we’ve got some bad news: this is just the tip of the iceberg. The technology used to create this viral video just went public last week, so we’re going to see more and more users trying their hands at creating freaky celebrity videos. And if the quality of these videos improves (so that stars like Will Smith look more like themselves and less like a throwback to Celebrity Deathmatch), then social media is going to get weirder than ever before.
In fact, that is already happening, and the Will Smith AI video isn’t the culprit (at least, not yet). Recently, various text-to-image AI generators have gotten better at creating convincing humans, and the images now lack some of the earlier telltale signs like extra fingers and teeth. And in the past week, countless people have fallen for different AI photos ranging from images of Donald Trump getting arrested to an image of the Pope in a puffer jacket, looking like he is about to drop this season’s hottest new album.
For better or for worse, it looks like things like this creeptastic Will Smith AI video are going to become the newest meme currency. It will be interesting to see what other wild videos users are going to be able to generate from even wilder prompts. However, if you try to make any videos of Jada Pinkett Smith, don’t act surprised if Will Smith shows up to slap you so that you keep his wife’s name out of your text-to-video generator.