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Microsoft Launches Deepfake Detector Tool Ahead of U.S. Election


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The red box indicates detection of a deepfake.

Microsoft is launching its Video Authenticator tool to detect so-called deepfakes.

Credit: Microsoft

Microsoft has added to the slowly growing pile of technologies aimed at spotting synthetic media (aka deepfakes) with the launch of a tool for analyzing videos and still photos to generate a manipulation score.

The tool, called Video Authenticator, provides what Microsoft calls "a percentage chance, or confidence score" that the media has been artificially manipulated.

"In the case of a video, it can provide this percentage in real-time on each frame as the video plays," it writes in a blog post announcing the tech. "It works by detecting the blending boundary of the deepfake and subtle fading or greyscale elements that might not be detectable by the human eye."

 

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