Sunday, 30 December 2018

Look Closely At These Faces,

what have they all got in common?

none of them actually exists, they have all been made by AI, all of the above people are products of a state-of-the-art generative adversarial network, these fabricated human faces fool us genuine humans as we have trouble distinguishing from images of real people, their architecture, described in a paper by the Nvidia researchers who developed it, "leads to an automatically learned, unsupervised separation of high-level attributes (e.g., pose and identity when trained on human faces) and stochastic variation in the generated images (e.g., freckles, hair), and it enables intuitive, scale-specific control of the synthesis." what they've come up with, in other words, has made it not just more possible than ever to create fake faces, but made those faces more customizable than ever as well, "Of course, the ability to create realistic AI faces raises troubling questions. (Not least of all, how long until stock photo models go out of work?)" writes James Vincent at The Verge, "Experts have been raising the alarm for the past couple of years about how AI fakery might impact society, these tools could be used for misinformation and propaganda and might erode public trust in pictorial evidence, a trend that could damage the justice system as well as politics." and here is a thought, what happens if this AI program males a fake person and just by chance it is exactly you?

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