Investigating the effectiveness of deep learning approaches for deep fake detection

Mohammed Berrahal, Mohammed Boukabous, Mimoun Yandouzi, Mounir Grari, Idriss Idrissi


As a result of notable progress in image processing and machine learning algorithms, generating, modifying, and manufacturing superior quality images has become less complicated. Nonetheless, malevolent individuals can exploit these tools to generate counterfeit images that seem genuine. Such fake images can be used to harm others, evade image detection algorithms, or deceive recognition classifiers. In this paper, we propose the implementation of the best-performing convolutional neural network (CNN) based classifier to distinguish between generated fake face images and real images. This paper aims to provide an in-depth discussion about the challenge of generated fake face image detection. We explain the different datasets and the various proposed deep learning models for fake face image detection. The models used were trained on a large dataset of real data from CelebA-HQ and fake data from a trained generative adversarial network (GAN) based generator. All testing models achieved high accuracy in detecting the fake images, especially residual neural network (ResNet50) which performed the best among with an accuracy of 99.43%.


Convolutional neural network; Deep learning; Fake face detection; Generative adversarial net; Transfer learning

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Bulletin of Electrical Engineering and Informatics (BEEI)
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