New AI that can Detect is Photoshop is Used to Edit Faces in Photos

Today’s digital era faces the trouble of fake photographs. Therefore scientists are trying their best to re-establish the authenticity of photos. One such team of scientists has been able to invent a new AI, which identifies if faces in a particular photo have been edited.

A paper named ‘Detecting Photoshopped Faces by Scripting Photoshop’, published by people at Adobe and UC Berkeley, elaborates the method of detecting the use of photoshop’s Face Aware Liquify feature.

There are photos on the internet where there is use of Face Aware Liquify. The editing of these photos is either automatic by using Photoshop script or man made. The scientists used thousands of such photos to train a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN).

Oliver Wang, a researcher at Adobe explained, “initially we asked people to look at pair photos including original and edited one. Our AI needed to be able to detect edited faces better than humans did.”

The result of this experiment was that people could detect alterations in 53% of the photos while AI accurately identified 99% of edited photos. Moreover, the AI did not stop at just detecting the change and the places where changes are made, it was also able to undo the changes and reveal the original photo.

Adobe research head Gavin Miller stated, “This feat is of great importance in the path of detecting photo editing. However, if people begin to understand that photos can be altered for good or bad reasons, it will be even more effective than AI detecting the alterations.”

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