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Intel claims it has developed an AI model that can detect in real time whether a video is using deepfake technology by looking for subtle changes in color that would be evident if the subject were a live human being. FakeCatcher is claimed by the chipmaking giant to be capable of returning results in milliseconds and to have a …

  1. DJV Silver badge


    I bet it would get a "does not compute" if they try it on Mark Zuckerberg!

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Zuckerborg

      Or several recently cabinet members.

      1. ThatOne Silver badge

        Re: Zuckerborg

        Interesting technology: Several of our contractors are most certainly deepfakes, but I wasn't able to prove it conclusively so far.

  2. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    Some detection tools require video content to be uploaded for analysis

    Funnily enough, this is better.

    With FakeCatcher working in near-real-time it should be possible, as the article mentions, for the deepfake perps to use FakeCatcher as a training module by running your deepfake creations through FakeCatcher, if it passes then anyone else using FakeCatcher will be similarly duped.

    Where there is a delay this will slow down deepfake creation.

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Some detection tools require video content to be uploaded for analysis

      But then they can launch FakeCatcherCatcher which catches people who have used FakeCatcher to make the fakes.

      1. AbominableCodeman

        Re: Some detection tools require video content to be uploaded for analysis

        GANs, all the way down.

  3. heyrick Silver badge

    Funny thing is... many of the real politicians these days are just so batshit crazy that deepfaking them wouldn't work. Make a video where they say outrageous things? Just invite them to LBC or GB News and they'll do it themselves. Make a video where they support the other guy? Nobody would believe it, far too tribal to do a switch like that. Make a video of one of them using a machine gun on migrants, you'd get too many people annoyed that it didn't actually happen.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Funny thing is...

      "Political satire became obsolete when Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize." - Tom Lehrer

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The core is such a bore

    Is this part of Intel's pivot to it's core business?

  5. DS999 Silver badge

    So deepfake software developers will learn from this

    And avoid doing the stuff that the deepfake detector looks for. It is an arms race the detector software can't win in the long run.

    1. that one in the corner Silver badge

      Re: So deepfake software developers will learn from this

      Unless we have a scheme to keep changing what the deepfake detector looks for, so that it becomes impossible for the deepfakers to learn, at least in a short time period (which determines the rate that things are changed).

      My suggestion: we all learn about microexpressions from a series of Derren Brown specials on C4, who also publishes a book of "One Thousand Facial Tics You Can Practice At Home". Faced with a deepfake of yourself you just have to demonstrate that the video shows the wrong tic for the claimed timestamp.

      This is only a hurriedly dreamt up scheme (literally, at gone midnight) so you may find some flaws in the protocol, but they can be fixed. For a start, how to let the detector know which is your correct tic on that date? Clearly, we will need a NGO to keep a register the detector can consult - this would be OfTic. High profile targets, like politicians, will be served by a formal governmental body, the Ministry of Peculiar Faces.

      Finally, to ensure against faking whole-body videos, we will of course rely on selecting random gaits provided by the Ministry of Funny Walks.

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