Adobe's New 'About Face' Tool Can Identify Alteration In Photos

Adobe’s New ‘About Face’ Tool Can Identify Alteration In Photos

In association with the University of California, Adobe has discovered a new tool, which can easily detect manipulations in the photos. Adobe has named the new tool ‘Project About Face’. It uses its signature sensei AI to detect alteration in the pictures. The company has claimed that the tool is two times as accurate in detecting alterations in the pictures as humans. The new feature focuses on facial images. Machine learning algorithms test the photo pixel by pixel and create a heat map, which shows which photo has been photoshopped. It not just detects the forged photos but also measures how much and where a picture has been altered.

In the lab experiments, researchers fed AI features with random pictures gathered from the internet to test the accuracy of the tool. They witnessed that the new feature was able to identify altered pictures with 90 percent accuracy. However, a human group was able to identify only 53 percent of altered photos. People have been facing issues with rising misuse of machine learning to create a bogus and fake image with strikingly realistic results. Adobe’s new technology will be quite helpful in identifying and exposing such forgery. Nevertheless, there are also a few limitations of the new feature. ‘About Face’ only functions on pictures, which have been modified in Adobe Photoshop. The picture also needs to be altered through face aware liquify tool to be identified on ‘About Face’.

As per the authorities, the technology is just a prototype and is still in its initial stage. The researchers have been working on AI to make this technology efficient enough to detect any picture irrespective of which platform has been used to modify it. The software company has also revealed its newest technology called ‘Project Awesome Audio’, which can cancel the noise in an audio piece with just one click. ‘About Face’ technology will still take time to be available for the users. This tool seems to be a quite interesting sneak peek announced at Adobe’s Max conference.