Wish to spot a deepfake video caller? Ask them to show sideways

Researchers have found a surprisingly easy approach to detect deepfake video calls: ask the suspect to show sideways.

The trick was shared this week by Metaphysic.ai, a London-based startup behind the viral  Tom Cruise deepfakes.

The corporate used DeepFaceLive, a preferred app for video deepfakes, to remodel a volunteer into varied celebrities.

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A lot of the recreations had been spectacular once they seemed straight-ahead. However as soon as the faces rotated a full 90-degrees, the pictures grew to become distorted and the spell was damaged.

The recreations clearly failed when at a sharp 90° profile. Credit:Metaphysic.ai