This Anti-AI Camera Fights Deepfakes by Certifying Each Picture It Takes

Stamp of Approval On Thursday, camera maker Leica unveiled its new M11-P camera that comes equipped with authentication technology to certify that photos taken with it are not manipulated. In an era of AI fakery, the German camera brand wants to ensure that people know its photos are the real deal. “In our digital age, the challenge is discerning authentic imagery from manipulated content,” an official product announcement reads. “While advancements in AI and generative imagery have value in the creative arts, their potential misuse in the realm of journalism clouds the trustworthiness of visual media,” the statement reads. “It is essential, now more than ever, to ensure that the public can trust the authenticity of the images they consume.” Intended for photojournalists rather than the average consumer, the M11-P retails for a hefty $9,125 — but such is the price of credibility in this day and age, it seems. Faith In Photos The proliferation of AI-generated material has made discerning truth from fiction a nightmare. The authenticity of images in particular has been undermined, as generators like Midjourney and DALL-E 3 can produce frighteningly lifelike photos that can even show up in Google’s top search results. Leica’s watermarking technology could be a way of restoring some credibility to the medium. If a user enables the feature on the camera, the M11-P tags each photo with a specialized metadata system known as Content Credentials. It essentially uses a form of hashing, which can not only prove the file’s authenticity, but…This Anti-AI Camera Fights Deepfakes by Certifying Each Picture It Takes

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