Adobe Trains AI To Undo Facial Manipulations In Photoshop

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With the increase of fake and manipulative images on the internet, online frauds and scams have been rising in number. One of the most widely used image editing applications, Adobe Photoshop may receive a feature soon that will enable users to uncover any changes that have been previously made to images. This will be enabled with the help of Artificial Intelligence or AI. 

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Adobe researchers collaborated with UC Berkeley students to train AI so that it can detect facial manipulation in images edited with Adobe’s Image editing software. This will be made possible with the help of Photoshop’s ‘Face Aware Liquify’ feature. It uses the same technique which is used in forensics to match the faces in the database with real-time images. This technique, once incorporated, will be a major step towards democratising image forensics. 

Previously, Adobe research laid its emphasis on splicing, removal and cloning. On the other hand, Adobe Photoshop’s new Face Aware Liquify feature focuses more on detecting modifications to facial features, for instance, facial expressions. As per Adobe, the three main terms that are considered while researching the images are as follows:

  • Can the image detection tool detect any form of manipulated faces?
  • Can that tool decode the specific manipulation made to the image features?
  • Can the changes be reversed towards the original image?

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With the implementation of deep learning, researchers developed a huge training set of images, which was then scripted with the help of the Photoshop. Noteworthy, the image data set was created by scraping thousands images off the internet. Facial warping and other distortions were applied to the images, which were easily detected by the AI. This feature will greatly help restore the faith of people in Social media, the company states. Profiles can be more accurately analysed with the new feature that may be integrated with Adobe Photoshop in the upcoming updates. 

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