FakeAVCeleb: A Novel Audio-Video Multimodal Deepfake Dataset

Part of Proceedings of the Neural Information Processing Systems Track on Datasets and Benchmarks 1 (NeurIPS Datasets and Benchmarks 2021)

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Hasam Khalid, Shahroz Tariq, Minha Kim, Simon Woo


While the significant advancements have made in the generation of deepfakes using deep learning technologies, its misuse is a well-known issue now. Deepfakes can cause severe security and privacy issues as they can be used to impersonate a person's identity in a video by replacing his/her face with another person's face. Recently, a new problem of generating synthesized human voice of a person is emerging, where AI-based deep learning models can synthesize any person's voice requiring just a few seconds of audio. With the emerging threat of impersonation attacks using deepfake audios and videos, a new generation of deepfake detectors is needed to focus on both video and audio collectively. To develop a competent deepfake detector, a large amount of high-quality data is typically required to capture real-world (or practical) scenarios.Existing deepfake datasets either contain deepfake videos or audios, which are racially biased as well. As a result, it is critical to develop a high-quality video and audio deepfake dataset that can be used to detect both audio and video deepfakes simultaneously. To fill this gap, we propose a novel Audio-Video Deepfake dataset, FakeAVCeleb, which contains not only deepfake videos but also respective synthesized lip-synced fake audios. We generate this dataset using the current most popular deepfake generation methods. We selected real YouTube videos of celebrities with four ethnic backgrounds to develop a more realistic multimodal dataset that addresses racial bias, and further help develop multimodal deepfake detectors. We performed several experiments using state-of-the-art detection methods to evaluate our deepfake dataset and demonstrate the challenges and usefulness of our multimodal Audio-Video deepfake dataset.