Deepfake Detection Invention Discerns Between Real and Fake Media

Deepfake Detection Invention Discerns Between Real and Fake Media jdunklee Mon, 05/09/2022 – 02:20

It has been said that “seeing is believing,” but in the age of social media, viral videos, and artificial intelligence (AI) technology, can we truly believe what we see on the internet? Computer science researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a “Deepfake Detection Tool” to help answer that question.

Advances in computer vision and learning have enabled the creation of sophisticated and convincing forgeries of images and videos known as deepfakes. These falsified media are often used maliciously to spread misinformation or commit acts of fraud and cybercrime. A November 2020 report by Sensity, a software development company, estimated that approximately 85,000 harmful deepfake videos were detected, and that the number was expected to double every six months. 

Notable examples of deepfakes include a public service announcement from Barack Obama, co-created by Jordan…
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