Sell the rights to your face • Download This Show

12 October 2022 3:46 pm

Selling the rights to your face sounds ridiculous, but in the age of deepfakes and artificial intelligence, is it all that farfetched?

From massive data breaches at one of Australia’s biggest telecommunications companies to a Hollywood actor reportedly selling the rights to their face, there was so much to talk about on this week’s episode of Mark Fennell’s Download This Show podcast.

Yes, you read that correctly: a Hollywood actor reportedly selling the rights to their face.

Following reports of actor Bruce Willis selling the rights to his face to a deepfake company called Deepcake, the internet was set alight with rumours, moral and ethical concerns, and many questions.

The question has to be asked: if you were selling the rights to your face to be used perpetually, what rules would you put in place?

Are you an Optus customer? If you are, you’re undoubtedly already aware of the massive Optus data breach, which compromised millions of Australian personal details. But what was the true extent of the hack, and which big questions remain unanswered?

Have you listened to this week’s episode of Download This Show? Don’t worry! Tune in below (or wherever you get your podcasts), and let me know what you think!

Would you consider selling the rights to your face? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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