The definition of synthetic data
describes how synthetic data is generated. Synthetic data is generated by AI trained on real world data samples. The algorithm first learns the patterns, correlations and statistical properties of the sample data. Once trained, the generator can create statistically identical, synthetic data. The synthetic data looks, feels and means the same as the original sample the algorithm was trained on. The synthetic dataset is a perfect proxy for the original, since it contains the same insights and correlations.