Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Personality Analysis of Face Swaps: Can They be Used as Avatars?


Personality Analysis of Face Swaps: Can They be Used as Avatars?

In this paper, we investigate the perceived personalities of face swaps and how they relate to the personalities of the real people used to create the synthetic individuals' appearance and movements. Given that face swaps have become nearly indistinguishable from real humans, they offer a promising direction for the fast creation of realistic avatars.

To investigate the usability of face swaps as avatars, we perform an experiment assessing their personality on the Five-Factor Model, their eeriness and appeal, as well as effects due to familiarity with the original individuals. Our results indicate that face swaps are perceived similarly to real humans and are affected by familiarity. Furthermore, we find a stronger influence of the body and movements on the perceived synthetic personality, especially for their extroversion and conscientiousness.


Author(s):Leslie Wöhler, Susana Castillo, Marcus Magnor
Published:to appear
Type:Article in conference proceedings
Book:ACM Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (ACM)
DOI:10.1145/3514197.3549687
Presented at:ACM International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (IVA) 2022
Project(s): Perception of Video Manipulation  


@inproceedings{wohler2022personality,
  title = {Personality Analysis of Face Swaps: Can They be Used as Avatars?},
  author = {W{\"o}hler, Leslie and Castillo, Susana  and Magnor, Marcus},
  booktitle = {{ACM} Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents},
  organization = {{ACM}},
  doi = {10.1145/3514197.3549687},
  year = {2022}
}

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