New website allows people to choose between fake and real images, in an effort to educate the public about AI and machine learning capabilities…
Just last month, two interesting websites made the rounds around social media. The first, ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, gave people examples of endless fake faces. Then, ThisCatDoesNotExist.com followed and the results were less than convincing.
Now, yet another site, using the same technologies, combining artificial intelligence and machine learning with what’s known as a “generative adversarial network” or GAN, is out to test just how difficult it is to spot an impostor.
Website Generates AI Faces and Compares Them to Real People in Endless Quiz
The new site, WhichFaceIsReal.com displays two side-by-side images and visitors must choose the genuine article. It’s not all that simple to pick the right answer.
Two academics from the University of Washington, Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom, set-up the website to help educate the public about such technology.
Give it a try and it’s easy to see how hard it really is to separate the fake from the real. the reason it’s so difficult is the network tests itself. One part creates the faces and its counterpart then compares them to training data. The result is more realistic faces.
However, it is possible to tell the real ones from the fakes. Look for asymmetrical faces, misaligned teeth, unrealistic hair, and oddities with the ears.