AI-created faces now look so real, humans can’t spot the difference



Humans can no longer reliably tell the difference between a real human face and an image of a face generated by artificial intelligence, according to a pair of researchers.

Two boffins – Sophie Nightingale from the Department of Psychology at the UK’s Lancaster University and Hany Farid from Berkley’s Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department in California – studied human evaluations of both real photographs and AI-synthesized images, leading them to conclude nobody can reliably tell the difference anymore.

In one part of the study – published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA – humans identified fake images on just 48.2 per cent of occasions.

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