Adobe, along with researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, has trained artificial intelligence (AI) to detect facial manipulation in images edited using the Photoshop software.
At a time when deep fake visual content is getting commoner and more deceptive, the decision is also intended to make image forensics understandable for everyone.
“This new research is part of a broader effort across Adobe to better detect an image, video, audio and document manipulations,” the company wrote in a blog post on Friday.
As part of the programme, the team trained a convolutional neural network (CNN) to spot changes in images made with Photoshop’s “Face Away Liquify” feature, which was intentionally designed to change facial features like eyes and mouth.
On testing, it was found that while human eyes were able to judge the altered face 53 per cent of the time, the trained neural network tool achieved results as high as 99 per cent.