DEEP FAKES

Re­searchers from Nvidia have de­vel­oped AI sys­tems that can gen­er­ate star­tlingly authen­tic-look­ing im­ages of peo­ple who do not ex­ist in real life

Business Today - - CONTENTS - Il­lus­tra­tion by Ajay Thakuri

LOOK­ING AT A BUNCH of peo­ple’s pho­tographs re­leased by chip­maker Nvidia, you are not likely to find any­thing par­tic­u­larly im­pres­sive. They are just reg­u­lar peo­ple un­til you learn that the pho­tos are fakes and those peo­ple never ex­isted in real life. They look quite real, though, down to the mi­nut­est de­tails – from fa­cial lines and creases to freck­les and skin tones. More than that, their ex­pres­sions are in­cred­i­bly gen­uine. Each face looks like it has a per­sonal his­tory and in­di­vid­u­al­ity, an alive­ness and vi­brancy. But the en­tire lot has been cre­ated by ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (AI). A col­lec­tion of these im­ages and a re­search pa­per out­lin­ing the broad method used to

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