Artificial intelligence (AI) have grown to such an extent that now it is being used to create freakishly realistic faces of people who don’t actually exist.
In a first, developer Phillip Wang has made a website with the name ‘This Person Does Not Exist’, and as the name suggests, it makes use of AI to generate infinite variety of fake but realistic-looking people.
The website uses a research released by chip designer NVIDIA for creating an infinite number of fake images. A effective NVIDIA GPU on a server create a random face every two seconds.
The algorithm behind it is trained on a huge dataset of real images and then makes use of a type of neural network called generative adversarial network (GAN) to assemble new faces.
The algorithms support the AI are trained using publicly available photos and then asked to come up with new variations that meet the required level of realism.
Phillip Wang told that “Each time you refresh the site, the network will generate a new facial image from scratch.”
As of for the pros and cons of this product, where it can be used to create credible characters for a story, it can also be used for scams.