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ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, a website created by an Uber software engineer, generates hyper-realistic portraits of people who don’t actually exist.
Uber software engineer Phillip Wang reportedly used “research released last year by chip designer Nvidia to create an endless stream of fake portraits.”
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“The algorithm behind it is trained on a huge dataset of real images, then uses a type of neural network known as a generative adversarial network (or GAN) to fabricate new examples,” the Verge reported.
Every time a user refreshes the website, a new realistic face is generated.
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In a Facebook post, Wang explained, “Recently a talented group of researchers at Nvidia released the current state of the art generative adversarial network, StyleGAN[…] I have decided to dig into my own pockets and raise some public awareness for this technology.”
“Faces are most salient to our cognition, so I’ve decided to put that specific pretrained model up. Their research group have also included pretrained models for cats, cars, and bedrooms in their repository that you can...
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