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AI-synthesized faces are indistinguishable from real faces and more trustworthy

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Article numbere2120481119
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>22/02/2022
<mark>Journal</mark>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Issue number8
Number of pages3
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date14/02/22
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Artificial intelligence (AI)–synthesized text, audio, image, and video are being weaponized for the purposes of nonconsensual intimate imagery, financial fraud, and disinformation campaigns. Our evaluation of the photorealism of AI-synthesized faces indicates that synthesis engines have passed through the uncanny valley and are capable of creating faces that are indistinguishable—and more trustworthy—than real faces.