Who Are AGT’s Tom Graham and Chris Ume? Metaphysic Synthetic Media Shocked Simon Cowell With Deepfake

Tom Graham and Chris Ume
Image Credit: NBC's America's Got Talent

America’s Got Talent is back with the auditions, and the new season is ready to premiere in August. Several magicians, singers, and comedians have been showcasing their talents; among such, one group has taken their auditions to the next level.

Metaphysic Synthetic Media, the company behind creating the most realistic-looking of deep fakes, shocked Simon Cowell. The contestants behind the tech genius were Tom Graham and Chris Ume.

Here’s more to know about it.

Metaphysic Synthetic Media Shocked Simon Cowell With Deepfake

In the recent episodes of America’s Got Talent, the hard-to-impress judge Simon Cowell becomes shocked to see himself singing on the stage. Metaphysic Media, the company behind deepfake, created a realistic look of Cowell’s face singing on the stage.

The audience and the four judges were quite stunned by what they saw on stage. Cowell’s reaction to watching himself on the big screen was quite shocking- he was in love with the surprising performance.

The contestants behind the performance, Tom Graham and Chris Ume, had put on quite a show on America’s Got Talent. They bought a face of 2018 finalist Daniel Emmet before transferring him to Simon Cowell and singing Chicago’s You’re My Inspiration.

Howie Mandel immediately voted ‘Yes,’ followed by the other three judges, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell.

Who Are Tom Graham and Chris Ume?

Tom Graham and Chris Ume are tech genius who is behind creating the deepfake with their company Metaphysic Synthetic Media. They have developed the AI technology called Metaphysic.

Graham hails from Australia, and Ume is from Belgium. While both of them have been working in the company for two years, they hadn’t met face-to-face until the recent auditions on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.

Tom Graham and Chris Ume performing at America's Got Talent
Tom Graham and Chris Ume performing at America’s Got Talent (Credit: America’s Got Talent)

Their company’s Instagram bio reads, ‘We build AI tools and software to create hyper-realistic synthetic media at scale.’ As of this writing, their Instagram page has 9.1 K followers.

Not only Simon Cowell but Metaphysic Media have also created the deepfake of Keegan-Michael Key, Tom Cruise, and even Lionel Messi.

Where To Watch New Season Of America’s Got Talent?

The new season of America’s Got Talent premiers on NBC on Tuesday nights at 8/7c. The talent competition show resumed its 17th season on May 31.

The host saw the familiar face Terry Crews returning with the judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara. The prize pool on season 17 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent is $1 million.

The previous season of America’s Got Talent saw a magician Dustin Tavella as the winner. This season, the stakes are high since several mixed assortments of talents are performing in the show. One of them includes Tom Graham and Chris Ume, the talented duo behind the Metaphysic AI technology.

Updated on Last Updated: June 13, 2022
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