KEY POINTS
  • Facebook researchers claim that their software can identify the AI that was used to create a deepfake.
  • Deepfakes are videos that have been digitally altered in some way with AI.
  • They've become increasingly realistic in recent years, making it harder for humans to determine what's real on the internet, and indeed Facebook, and what's not.

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An example of a deepfake created by CNBC

Artificial intelligence researchers at Facebook and Michigan State University say they have developed a new piece of software that can reveal where so-called deepfakes have come from.

Deepfakes are videos that have been digitally altered in some way with AI. They've become increasingly realistic in recent years, making it harder for humans to determine what's real on the internet, and indeed Facebook, and what's not.

In this article