Practice your fake-spotting skills in this DIY drill. It’s from a university course named ‘Calling Bullshit’ at University of Washington.
Each face-off pairs pictures from two databases: Real images from Flickr, fakes from thispersondoesnotexist.com, a demonstration site that shows images generated by an AI model.
To better distinguish real from fake, professors Jevin West and Carl Bergstrom suggest checking for any of several possible anomalies:
- Water splotches
- Background problems
- Other asymmetries
- Fluorescent bleed
Their course is about ‘how to think critically about the data and models that constitute evidence.’
[In the example picture, the computer-generated image is on the left]
- Try the game
- How to spot fakes
- How the site works
- Course description
- Thispersondoesnotexist.com – demonstration site for AI generated images (NB: refresh browser to re-load new images)
Which Face Is Real?
Carl Bergstrom & Kevin West | University of Washington | 2019