We're going to warn you right now — this is creeeepy.
Yesterday, This Person Does Not Exist surfaced on Product Hunt and presented the internet with random, computer generated people. You have to try it for yourself to see why we have the heebie-jeebies.
If you're too scared, here's how it works: When you click on the website, you conjure an image of a person's face on to your browser. Refresh the page, and you'll get another face. The creepy part: these people never existed in real-life, even though they look so real. It's an AI magic trick.
“How am I so scared and so impressed all at once?” - R. Colin
“This is stomach-turningly good. Yikes.” - Elizabeth
“This kind of stuff is going to be huge in a near future in opinion. Not only in stock photos/videos but also in film making / Broadcast. Imagine having fake but 100% real-looking actors/anchors?” - Sabastien
How it actually works: The technology behind This Person Does Not Exist is a type of algorithm called a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). It basically splits AI into separate, competing sets of algorithms — one set tries to create something while the other set judges if it's a real or fake. In this case, the GAN is used on photos of people’s faces, but it can work on anime, artwork, etc., etc.
The technology has the potential to revolutionize a lot, such as video games, 3D-modeling or tools used for mockups and prototypes.
In the meantime, some other fun tools for your face:
😀 Reflect Face Swap
😱 Face Swap Live
🙃 Flesh Mesh
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