It’s getting really easy to fake a photo
June 21st, 2023
There was a time when creating a phony image required at least a bit of skill. That time has passed. With the help of AI, just about anyone can fake a photo—and a fairly convincing one at that. Photoshop, which takes considerable study to master, is incorporating AI technology that will make it and its many capabilities accessible to just about anyone with a laptop and an imagination. It might be fun! (See the fish in the image above.) But it also presents some serious problems. You don’t have to think too long to conjure ways in which an otherwise benign photo of a friend can be edited to change it into something embarrassing, compromising, or merely insulting. The privacy and security implications are significant. And entirely real. Read more about it from the Washington Post.