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Government Releases Guide to Help Citizens Identify AI-Generated Images


One of humanity’s greatest inventions is artificial intelligence (AI), but this technology can be hazardous and destructive as well.Although generative AI has the potential to produce amazing things, it can also be harmful. Take AI-generated images, for example. The potential for these false pictures to propagate false information, develop false personas, and sway public opinion makes them extremely dangerous.


Recently, the government’s Press Information Bureau shared a video on how to identify AI-generated pictures without using technology. The most basic thing is to spot unrealistic details in images like missing fingers, mismatched textures and text anomalies. Spotting strange lighting, objects defying gravity, unrealistic shadows, unusual colour contrasts, highly symmetrical faces or uncanny symmetry of objects are other ways to spot AI-generated images. PIB shared four simple examples to provide a better understanding of the concept. The video also shared that several online tools can aid in identifying such images.

”Become an image detective! Spot AI-generated images like a pro! Watch this video to find out how to look for the details while identifying any AI-generated images,” PIB Fact Check wrote while sharing the video.

Several internet users thanked PIB for the informative and insightful video. Reacting to the video, one user wrote, ”Thank you for making this kind of informative video. I appreciate your hard work behind this video.”

Another person commented, ”Good job PIB.”

The Press Information Bureau launched this fact-checking arm in December 2019, to curb misinformation and fake news prevalent on the internet. It claimed that its objective was ”to identify misinformation related to government’s policies and schemes that are circulating on various social media platforms.”

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