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Study also raises concerns about AI algorithms being disproportionately trained on white faces

Recent Study Raises Concerns About AI-Generated Faces

A recent study published in the journal Psychological Science has highlighted a concerning trend where AI-generated faces are perceived as more realistic than actual human faces. The research revealed that individuals were more likely to believe that AI-generated light faces were real compared to images of people of color.

Amy Dawel, a co-author of the study from the Australian National University, expressed apprehensions about the potential reinforcement of cultural biases online due to the perceived realism of light AI faces. The study indicated that the disproportionate training of AI algorithms on white faces contributed to this disparity.

One alarming finding was that individuals who perceived AI faces as genuine were prone to trusting their judgments, unaware that they were being deceived by AI-generated images. This phenomenon of AI “hyper-realism” poses risks of misinformation and identity deception if not addressed promptly.

As AI technology progresses rapidly, the distinction between AI and human faces may blur, necessitating vigilance and proactive measures to mitigate the spread of false information. Dr. Dawel emphasized the importance of transparency in AI development to enable experts and the public to identify and address potential issues effectively.

Educating the public about the authenticity of AI-generated faces is crucial to fostering a healthy skepticism towards online visuals. By raising awareness about the capabilities of AI technology, individuals can better discern the veracity of images encountered on digital platforms.

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