Fake Detection

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Scam Definitely
Fake Detection

Scam Definitely

Robocalls slip through smartphone spam filters, but a new generation of deep learning tools promises to tighten the net.What’s new: Research proposed fresh approaches to thwarting robocalls. Such innovations soon could be deployed in apps
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Two images showing RETRO Architecture and Gopher (280B) vs State of the Art
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Large Language Models Shrink: Gopher and RETRO Prove Lean Language Models Can Push Boundaries

DeepMind released three papers that push the boundaries — and examine the issues — of large language models.
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Animation showing the use of AI to identify forgery in a famous painting
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Seeing Through Forgeries: Researchers Use AI to Identify Da Vinci Forgery

Accusations of fraud hang over some of the world’s most highly valued artworks. Machine learning engineers are evaluating the authenticity of these famous pieces.
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Detection of a digitally altered image of a frog holding a violin
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Fighting Fakes

A supergroup of machine learning models flags manipulated photos. Jigsaw, a tech incubator owned by Alphabet, released a system that detects digitally altered images.
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Data and examples related to a new technique to detect portions of an image
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The Telltale Artifact

Deepfakes have gone mainstream, allowing celebrities to star in commercials without setting foot in a film studio. A new method helps determine whether such endorsements — and other images produced by generative adversarial networks — are authentic.
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Forbidden sign over different potentially dangerous falsehood symbols
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YouTube vs. Conspiracy Theorists

Facing a tsunami of user-generated disinformation, YouTube is scrambling to stop its recommendation algorithm from promoting videos that spread potentially dangerous falsehoods.
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Woman with plenty of shopping bags
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Credit Where It’s Due

A neural network is helping credit card users continue to shop even when the lender’s credit-approval network goes down. Visa developed a deep learning system that analyzes individual cardholders’ behavior in real time to predict whether credit card transactions should be approved or denied.
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Animation of the universe
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Planet Hunter

A machine learning model is scouring the cosmos for undiscovered planets. Astronomers from the University of Warwick developed a system that learned to identify faraway worlds in a dataset of thousands of candidates.
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Supermarket empty shelves
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New Behaviors Derail Old Training

The pandemic has radically altered online shopping behavior, throwing a wrench into many AI systems. AI inventory trackers, recommendation algorithms, and fraud detection systems trained on pre-pandemic consumer behavior have been flummoxed by the different ways people now browse, binge, and buy.
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False information about Covid-19 on Facebook posts
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Information Warfare: Covid Edition

Facebook’s AI can’t spot Covid-19 disinformation on its own. But with human help, it can slow the spread. Facebook uses a combination of humans and neural nets to crack down on messages that make false claims about Covid-19, which may have deadly consequences.
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Examples of recognition of real and fake images
Fake Detection

Fake Detector

AI’s ability to produce synthetic pictures that fool humans into believing they’re real has spurred a race to build neural networks that can tell the difference. Recent research achieved encouraging results.
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Different examples of FaceShifter working on peoples' portraits
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Trading Faces

AI’s ability to transfer a person’s face from a source photo onto someone in a target photo doesn’t work so well when the target face is partially obscured by, say, eyeglasses, a veil, or a hand. A new technique handles such occlusions.
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AI-generated face
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Facebook vs Deepfakes

Facebook announced a ban on deepfake videos, on the heels of a crackdown on counterfeit profiles that used AI-generated faces. Facebook declared this week that it will remove deepfake videos it deems deliberately misleading.
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Richard Socher
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Richard Socher: Boiling the Information Ocean

Ignorance is a choice in the Internet age. Virtually all of human knowledge is available for the cost of typing a few words into a search box.
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Illustration of three identical reindeers
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Deepfakes Go Mainstream

Society awakened to the delight, threat, and sheer weirdness of realistic images and other media dreamed up by computers.
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