“Can we build a detector that can distinguish real reality from this virtual synthesized reality? Deepfakes are imperfect now; you can find all sorts of artifacts,” Microsoft distinguished engineer Paul England said. But because deepfakes are created by multiple tools, the artifacts are different for each deepfake creation technique, and they change as the tools evolve. There’s a window of one or two years where deepfake checking tools will be helpful, but the window will close fast—and tools for detecting deepfakes could actually speed that up.
Link: Deepfakes: Microsoft and others in Big Tech are working to bring authenticity to videos, photos