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Lying eyes: Google engineer developing tool to spot fake video


A Reality Defender app that would run automatically in web browsers to spot and flag fake pictures or videos is being developed. — AFP Relaxnews

A Reality Defender app that would run automatically in web browsers to spot and flag fake pictures or videos is being developed. — AFP Relaxnews

In an era replete with fake news stories, you might expect video evidence to provide a clearer picture of the truth. You'd be wrong, according to Google engineer Supasorn Suwajanakorn – who has developed a tool which, fed with the right input, can create a realistic fake video that mimics the way a person talks by closely observing existing footage of their mouth and teeth to create the perfect lip-sync.

Like any technology, it has great potential for both good and mischief.

   

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