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.”