This Website Uses AI to Generate the Faces of People Who Don't Exist

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  1. Megalith

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    Will the real-life version of Skynet model its Terminators after real people? That’s up in the air, as currently existing AI is already capable of crafting convincing faces all on its own. Software developer Philip Wang has launched a website called thispersondoesnotexist that proves this, allowing visitors to generate incredibly convincing but falsified human heads on every page refresh with the help of a powerful GPU and NVIDIA machine learning code. “I have it dream up a random face every two seconds, and display that to the world in a scalable fashion,” Wang told me. “Nothing fancy.”

    The website uses an implementation of machine learning known as Generative Adversarial Networks, or GANs. These programs “learn” from a large number of training inputs—say, real human faces—in order to produce new examples. Thispersondoesnotexist.com uses code previously released by Nvidia researchers on GitHub. “Most people do not understand how good AIs will be at synthesizing images in the future,” website creator and software developer Philip Wang told me in an email.
     
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    pfeh, this is news? ;) Look at this Uncanny Valley shit going on right here!
     
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  3. U-238

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    So a website that can (sorta) photoshop.

    Whoop-de-doo.
     
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    This is super creepy...
     
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    Next thing you know, AI Catfishing will be a thing :-D
     
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    I don't want to live on this planet anymore.
     
  7. cyclone3d

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    I looked at it for a bit... kinda cool, but definitely needs some work. Most of the images it creates that show teeth have the teeth way out of alignment with where they should be.

    There are also lots of bubble artifacts.

    Some of the pics are downright scary.
     
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    the eyes look disconnected x)
     
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    This tech will be used with augmented reality glasses - the ultimate beer goggles. Just be careful when you take the glasses off...
     
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    Some day we'll find out this was all just a social experiment to see which faces people looked at the longest and which they refreshed through quickly.
     
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    At what point can this be used to fool biometrics?
     
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    THere has to be a way this can be used to mass produce fake faces and feed them to face recognition efforts in order to throw them off or sabotage them somehow.
     
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    But people I have never seen or met don't exist!
     
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    I don't think that's the uncanney valley... that's way before it, giving it too much credit really... uncanney valley is when you cannot distinguish between human and artificial, but have a strange feeling something is off...
     
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    I thought some of the faces looked pretty good, but most were clearly fake.
     
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    Quite cool
    lot of random pics
     

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    :eek:One of the biggest defects is that it mutates the faces of the other people that aren't completely cropped out.