Yes, Steve Buscemi is getting up there in age, his younger days now firmly behind him. He's also a great actor, and perhaps even an underappreciated one—he has an impressive acting resume that includes Reservoir Dogs, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Big Lebowski, and one of this editor's favorite TV series, The Sopranos.
This is a power that isn't necessarily being used for good. Some have used it to place faces of female celebrities onto pornography actresses, so that it looks like a famous actress appeared in an XXX-rated video.
What we have with Steve Buscemi and Jennifer Lawrence is much more innocent, at least on the surface. Reddit user VillianGuy made the video with a free tool called faceswap, with high-quality images to train the underlying AI. He says it took hours of coding and programming to get the final result.
That final result shows signs of being a fake, though that's partly because we know what Steve Buscemi and Jennifer Lawrence look like. Mashing Steve's face onto Jennifer's body and using her voice generates a weird result. But there is a bigger implication.
"As deep fake technology becomes more advanced and more accessible, it could pose a threat to United States public discourse and national security, with broad and concerning implications for offensive active measures campaigns targeting the United States," Rep. Adam Schillf (D-CA) and other members of the House of Representatives wrote in a letter to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats last year.
This sort of thing is only going to get better with time. Sure, it's funny to see Steve and Jennifer morphed together, but the implications are also frightening.