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The New Adobe AI Detect Photoshopped Faces
Manipulated images and videos have been spreading across the internet, and you already know how they spread so fast. Photoshopped images viral as a meme or as fake news and that creates sometimes issues may be big issues.
Adobe, the creator of Photoshop, Illustrator and more awesome software, may soon have a tool to detect alter faces. Also letting you see what original image looked like.
The researcher with Adobe and the University of California, Researchers with Adobe and the University of California, Berkeley recently developed an artificial intelligence program that recognizes when Photoshop’s Face aware Liquify Tool used, a tool that changes facial expression.
Adobe trained a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN), a form of deep learning, on a database of paired faces that were modified using the Face Liquify feature of Photoshop to detect manipulated images, videos, audio, documents. They selected a random subset of photos for training. Moreover, Adobe also hired an artist to alter images that were mixed into the data set.
Adobe said that “We started by showing image pairs (an original and an alteration) to people who knew that one of the faces was altered,” Oliver says. “For this approach to be useful, it should be able to perform significantly better than the human eye at identifying edited faces.”
Their tool was able to spot altered faces 99% of the time, in comparison to the human eye, which found the alterations 53% of the time, Adobe said. It was also able to revert images to their original state.
The tool is still in its early stages, however.
“The idea of a magic universal ‘undo’ button to revert image edits is still far from reality,” Adobe researcher Richard Zhang said. “But we live in a world where it’s becoming harder to trust the digital information we consume, and I look forward to further exploring this area of research.”
Manipulating the emotion in an image can be used to create misleading images and memes. In the video, altering facial expressions is often part of creating deep fakes to manipulate the mouth of the speaker on the video to match made up text, such as the recent fake video of Mark Zuckerberg. This AI also a part of a meme 😬😁
Adobe says the company’s research team will continue to explore the topic of authenticity, including discussing balancing safeguards with creativity and storytelling tools.
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