Chillingly realistic 'deepfake' videos of Margot Robbie go viral - so would you be able to tell the difference?

Published June 22, 2022


In an article about a very realistic deepfake video involving actress Margo Robbie, The Daily Mail included comments by Siwei Lyu, Empire Innovation Professor in Department of Computer Science and Engineering, in a 2021 UB news release concerning a deepfake spotting tool he created.

Deepfakes are composites made from many different photos, and most omit a crucial detail: light reflection in the eyes. Lyu said, “The cornea is almost like a perfect semisphere and is very reflective. So, anything that is coming to the eye with a light emitting from those sources will have an image on the cornea.”

Read the story here.

Canada Express News, The Switzerland Times, News7trends and additional international media outlets posted the story.