Detecting Deepfakes

Analysis and Feature Extraction you own this product

This project is part of the liveProject series Detecting Deepfakes Using Visual Inconsistencies
intermediate Python • beginner scikit-learn and scikit-image • basics of OpenCV
skills learned
understand the differences between deepfake faces and real faces • compare images and their histograms
Pavel Korshunov
1 week · 8-10 hours per week · INTERMEDIATE

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Feature extraction is an essential part of detecting deepfake videos. In this liveProject, you’ll analyze both deepfaked and real video data in order to determine what features are common in faked videos. You’ll then compute those features for faces detected in the videos to determine which are fake and which are real.
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Pavel Korshunov
Pavel Korshunov is a researcher at Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland, working on detection of audio-visual inconsistencies and Deepfakes. Previously, he worked on problems related to high dynamic range imaging, crowdsourcing, and visual privacy. He received PhD from National University of Singapore and MSc from St. Petersburg State University, Russia. He has over 70 research papers with several best paper awards and is a co-editor of JPEG XT standard.


This liveProject is for developers who know Python, the basics of machine learning, and the basics of processing image data. To begin this liveProject, you will need to be familiar with:

  • Basics of Jupyter Notebook
  • Basics of OpenCV
  • Basics of scikit-learn
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  • Basics of scikit-image
  • Basic signal and image processing

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In this liveProject, you’ll learn techniques and tools for image processing and face detection. These skills are easily transferable to common computer vision challenges you’ll face in industry.

  • Understand the differences between deepfake faces and real faces
  • Compare images and their histograms


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