Fakes, Fake Images, Audio, or Video Made Using Artificial Intelligence
The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become increasingly widespread in many areas of life, and its potential applications are truly astounding. One of the most fascinating applications of AI is the ability to create fake images, audio, or video of real people.
How Does AI Create Fakes?
Creating convincing fake images, audio, or video using AI requires the use of multiple technologies such as deep learning, generative adversarial networks (GANs), and facial recognition software. Deep learning is the study of machines that can identify patterns without the need for supervision. It is the building block of AI and it allows machines to process images and videos more accurately. GANs use deep learning to create visually impressive images or videos that can rival human creativity. Facial recognition software is used to generate convincing facially realistic images or videos.
What Can Be Done With AI-Generated Fakes?
AI-generated fakes possess a variety of applications, ranging from better security in social media accounts to providing virtual reality experiences. Fake images and videos can be used by digital marketers to create more engaging campaigns and by companies to protect their users’ social media accounts from being hacked. Fake videos can be used to create more believable virtual reality experiences.
The Dangers of AI-Generated Fakes
While AI-generated fakes have many potential applications, as can be seen from the above example, they can also be used to deceive, misinform and spread misinformation across the internet easily and quickly. AI-generated fakes can be used to discredit public figures, spread malicious rumors, and mislead the public.
How Can AI-Generated Fakes Be Detected?
Fortunately, researchers are hard at work to develop tools to detect AI-generated fakes. Some tools detect discrepancies between the original and fake images by looking at the noise patterns or shadows, while others try to detect facial expressions in the fake images. It is also possible to identify AI-generated audio and videos by looking at the algorithmic ‘watermarks’ or signatures.
AI-generated fakes possess a range of applications, from helping companies protect their users’ social media accounts to digital marketing and virtual reality experiences. However, they can also be used to misinform and deceive the public. Fortunately, there are tools and methods to detect AI-generated fakes. As AI technology progresses, it is essential to stay alert and prepared for the potential implications of AI-generated fakes.