Monday 15th July 2019

    In the age of fake news, these digital watermarks could stop the spread of fake images


    To thwart deep fakes, researchers have developed an experimental technique to authenticate images from acquisition to delivery using artificial intelligence.

    Determining whether a photo or video is authentic is becoming increasingly problematic. Sophisticated techniques for altering photos and videos have become so accessible that deep fakes - manipulated photos or videos that are remarkably convincing and often include celebrities or political figures - have become commonplace.

    In tests, the prototype imaging pipeline increased the chances of detecting manipulation of images and video from approximately 45 percent to over 90 percent without sacrificing image quality.

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