Wednesday, March 02, 2022

AI-synthesized faces are indistinguishable from real faces and more trustworthy

A sobering open source aricle from Nightingale and Farid than suggests the impossibility of sorting our the real from the fake. Synthesized faces tend to look more like average faces which themselves are deemed more trustworthy.
Artificial intelligence (AI)–synthesized text, audio, image, and video are being weaponized for the purposes of nonconsensual intimate imagery, financial fraud, and disinformation campaigns. Our evaluation of the photorealism of AI-synthesized faces indicates that synthesis engines have passed through the uncanny valley and are capable of creating faces that are indistinguishable—and more trustworthy—than real faces.

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