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The faces of these people share a SCARY secret – can you spot what it is?

These faces hide an amazing secret that most people won’t even realize.

They all have one main thing in common – they’re not real.

Not really

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Not really

That’s right, all of these headshots are put together synthetically by terrifyingly sophisticated AI, showing just how far this technology has come.

And you’re not alone either.

A group of people struggled to choose between the real and the fake to study.

They were shown 400 fake photos and 400 real head shots with a mix of genders, ages and ethnicities.

(R) for real and (s) for composite, along with percent accuracy

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(R) for real and (s) for composite, along with percent accuracyCredits: Nightingale / Farid

According to the study published in the journal PNAS, participants found it so difficult that the average accuracy rate was just 48.2%.

And the second group trained in how to spot fakes didn’t perform any better, either.

Their accuracy is only 59%.

But even more worrying is that people consider the fake face to be more trustworthy than the real one.

And it’s all in the smile.

“A smiling face is more likely to be rated as trustworthy, but 65.5% of our real faces and 58.8% of synthetic faces are smiling, so facial expressions alone are not may explain why synthetic faces are rated as more reliable,” the anxiety experts said.

Smiling fake faces were rated as more reliable than real non-smiling faces

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Smiling fake faces were rated as more reliable than real non-smiling facesCredits: Nightingale / Farid

The results also showed that Caucasian faces were classified the least accurately and even more so for Caucasian faces of men.

The scientists believe this could be because white faces are overrepresented in the system, meaning the AI ​​has more data to make them look more real.

Authors Sophie Nightingale from Lancaster University and Hany Farid from the University of California, Berkley, warn that rapidly improving technology could cause an increase in so-called “deepfakes” used for revenge porn and cheat.

“The synthetically generated faces are not only like real photos, but are also nearly indistinguishable from real faces and are judged to be more trustworthy,” they write.

“Such easy access to high-quality fake images has and will continue to lead to a variety of problems, including more convincing fake online profiles and – as the overall audio and video creation The case continues to improve – the problems of extraordinary intimate image campaigns, fraud and misinformation, with dire implications for individuals, society and democracy.”

Artificial intelligence explained

Here’s what you need to know

  • Artificial intelligence, also known as AI, is a type of computer software
  • Usually, a computer will do what you tell it to do
  • But artificial intelligence simulates the human mind and can make its own inferences, inferences or decisions.
  • A simple calculator that can let you set an alarm to wake you up
  • But an AI system can scan your email, determine that you have a meeting tomorrow, then set an alarm and plan your journey.
  • AI technology is typically “trained” – meaning it observes something (perhaps even a human) then learns about a task over time.
  • For example, an AI system can be fed thousands of pictures of human faces, then generate pictures of human faces on its own.
  • Some experts have raised concerns that humans will eventually lose control of the super-intelligent AI
  • But the tech world is still divided over whether AI will eventually kill us all in a Terminator-style apocalypse.

In other news, Simplest emoji combination has been revealed.

Tinder revived the classic experience ‘blind day’ with a virtual twist.

And TikTok announced new ruleban users from giving dead or transgender names.


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