New research shows many people cannot reliably distinguish between photos of real faces and images that have been computer-generated.
Making them involves deep neural networks that mimic the way the brain learns. In fact, two deep neural networks are set against each other, competing to produce the most realistic images.
This process generates novel images that are statistically indistinguishable from the training images.
The research conducted by the University of London also suggests the fake images may erode our trust in others and profoundly change the way we communicate online.MORE