AI can generate fake faces now. Here’s how to spot them

AI can generate fake faces now. Here’s how to spot them

by Dave Gershgorn, Quartz

Earlier this month, a research paper from Nvidia, maker of graphics processing units, showed that the company is able to generate photo-realistic images of people who never existed. It marked another step toward a world in which any media can be easily and believably generated from scratch, a looming crisis for truth online.

Fortunately, AI-generated faces bear some telltale signs. This week, computational artist Kyle McDonald published a guide on how to identify a fake. These tips probably won’t be reliable forever, and they’re certainly not applicable to every picture—some generated images are extraordinarily convincing. But every little bit of information helps.

The following pictures are screenshots grabbed from Nvidia’s latest paper, which Quartz previously covered by imagining how these AI people might interact on Tinder.

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