Which face is real? is one of those sites where it makes you choose between real and fake things to test your powers of acuity and perception. Though the face-generating AI offers occasional duds (such as the one embedded above), I quickly realized that the reason I beat it is because I've become familiar with the telltale indicators of a neural-net creator: the odd warping patterns in the backgrounds, the peculiar inconsistencies, the particular pixelated patterns that crop up again and again. It would often have fooled me a decade ago, just as the first phonograph, hidden behind a curtain, fooled an entire audience in the 1880s.
Go home, generative adversarial network, you're drunk. pic.twitter.com/7IRAQ4H3N2
— Rob Beschizza (@Beschizza) September 9, 2019