Deepfakes and fake faces that were created by way of edits through Adobe Photoshop will soon be eliminated thanks to a team of Adobe researchers who trained AI to detect facial manipulation, according to Engadget. A convolutional neural network was trained by the Adobe researchers to spot any changes in images created with Face Away Liquify features that are designed to change a person’s eye color, the shape of the face, and the mouth.
The system can now revert all images back to their original state prior to their being altered through Adobe’s photo edits. “We live in a world where it is becoming harder to trust the digital information we consume,” said Richard Zhang of his contribution to the Adobe research. The team stated that the training was imperative in assisting with identifying false images and even helping with forensics. When asked about the next phase of the research, Adobe only responded by assuring that this training was only the beginning.