Detecting Deepfakes: How to Spot AI-Generated Fake Content

AI-generated fake content, such as photos, videos, and audio from tools like DALL-E and Sora, is spreading online, making it difficult to differentiate real from fake.

AI advances, spotting deepfakes gets harder, with old signs like odd eye movements no longer reliable.

Deepfake images may show a "smoothing effect" on skin, seeming overly polished, yet AI algorithms can sometimes conceal this..

Check shadows, lighting, and background realism for inconsistencies indicating possible manipulation in photos or videos.

Check facial edges for skin color discrepancies and sharpness in face-swapping deepfakes, and verify lip movements match audio in videos.

Consider whether the content aligns with the expected behavior of the individuals depicted.

Tools like Microsoft's deepfake detection tool and Intel's FakeCatcher can help identify alterations in photos and videos by analyzing pixel-level details.