- Camera industry leaders Nikon, Sony Group, and Canon are developing digital signatures for photos to combat deepfakes.
- The digital signatures will include information like date, time, location, and photographer, making images resistant to tampering.
- The universal standard for digital signatures ensures compatibility with the web-based tool Verify, allowing free verification of image credentials.
- The technological solution aims to address the proliferation of deepfakes, impacting notable figures such as former US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.
- Verify, a collaboration among global news organizations, technology firms, and camera manufacturers, offers free image verification, flagging AI-generated or altered images.
- Nikon plans to introduce the digital signature feature in its mirrorless cameras, while Sony and Canon will incorporate it into their professional-grade mirrorless SLR cameras.
- The camera technology is anticipated to be available by 2024, with Sony releasing it in the spring and Canon later in the year.