As the technology behind it becomes ever more sophisticated, the generation of convincingly human faces is becoming so advanced that it’s virtually impossible to spot the fake faces from those that are real. Two words – the Maybot. Using the StyleGAN algorithm, there is now a website that tests just how good you are at doing just that – we had a go, and this was how it went.
These are the images we saw, without the answers so you can test yourselves, and the real faces – with our results – are on page 2.
Tips for spotting fakes include:
Look out for shiny blobs that look like water splashes.
Check that glasses frames have the same style on both sides and aren’t unduly crooked.
Weird backgrounds – unconvincing people, things that look like torn sections, etc.
Asymmetries, such as mismatched earrings or collars.
Badly rendered hair.
Click through to the next page for the answers and to see how we got on.