Updated: 12/10/2023 by Computer Hope
Deepfake video

Deepfake is a portmanteau created by combining the terms "deep learning," an artificial intelligence term, and "fake." A deepfake is a fictitious video or image generated by compositing information from multiple sources. As the name suggests, deepfakes are created by advanced artificial intelligence programs that analyze reference footage to create realistic simulations.

Most popular deepfake videos consist of a recognizable public figure or celebrity, who is combined with footage of someone else to deliver a fake message. A deepfake is created by letting a computer analyze a large selection of facial footage movements and behaviors of the subject, and with AI (artificial intelligence) attempting to replicate them over the new footage.


Deepfake was featured as a top term of 2019.

What is a FakeCatcher?

FakeCatcher is software from Intel designed to help detect a deepfake. The software works by analyzing the video pixels to return results in milliseconds with 96% accuracy.

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