DeepFakes Porn Gets AI Nemesis

DeepFakes might produce fake porn, fake porn that could target celebrities or create fake ‘revenge porn,’ but a counter to DeepFakes has already come.  And that counter’s name is Maru.

Artificial Intelligence Is Now Fighting Fake Porn

Project Maru is not nearly as forgiving as the human brain. When Gfycat’s engineers ran deepfakes through its AI tool, it would register that a clip resembled, say, Nicolas Cage, but not enough to issue a positive match, because the face isn’t rendered perfectly in every frame. Using Maru is one way that Gfycat can spot a deepfake—it smells a rat when a GIF only partially resembles a celebrity.

Maru likely can’t stop all deepfakes alone; it might have even more trouble in the future as they become more sophisticated. And sometimes a deepfake features not a celebrity’s face but that of a civilian—even someone the creator personally knows. To combat that variety, Gfycat developed a masking tech that works similarly to Project Angora.

If Gfycat suspects that a video has been altered to feature someone else’s face (like if Maru didn’t positively say it was Taylor Swift’s), the company can “mask” the victim’s mug and then search to see if the body and background footage exist somewhere else.

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