The internet is filled with videos and memes featuring fake burgers, including one where a man is eating an actual burger and his wife is singing, “How is it going, mom?” in the background.
But it turns out the food isn’t actually fake, but an image of a real burger.
According to the Inquisitr, a team of researchers at the University of Florida is using artificial intelligence to identify and fake burgers.
They’re calling the technique “Breadcrumbs.”
The researchers use machine learning to analyze images of real burgers and the results reveal that they’re not fake at all.
“When we look at images of burgers, we can tell that they are real by looking at the texture of the surface of the burger,” said the team, which is made up of researchers from the University at Buffalo, the University College London, and the University in Munich.
The researchers believe their technique can help detect fake burgers that appear on the web or on the market.
“We have an opportunity to create images that have a high degree of authenticity,” said Michael G. Deutsch, the paper’s lead author.
“The process of analyzing images of fake food online can give us an opportunity for creating a new type of image and the image can then be used to create fake food.”
Deutsch said the researchers plan to expand their research on this technique to other types of images.
He added that they plan to release more research on their technique in the near future.