Microsoft Unveils New Deepfake Detection Technology
- Microsoft has developed a tool to spot deepfakes; computer-manipulated images in which one person’s likeness has been used to replace that of another.
- The new software analyses photos and videos to give a confidence score about whether the material is likely to have been artificially created, which Microsoft hopes will help “combat disinformation”.
- One expert has said it risks becoming quickly outdated because of the pace at which deepfake tech is advancing, but Microsoft has also announced a separate system to help content producers add hidden code to their footage so any subsequent changes can be easily flagged.
- Early this year, Facebook banned deepfakes that might mislead users into thinking a subject had said something they had not. Twitter and TikTok later introduced similar rules of their own.