Examples of Xpression app working (people in pajamas looking like they're wearing suits)
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

GAN Makes Pajamas Safe For Work

A new camera app uses a generative adversarial network to let users look like they’re dressed for success while they videoconference in their jammies. Xpression is an iPhone app that maps facial expressions onto till images in real time, allowing users to look clothed in digital costumes.
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Graphs showing how DeepRhythm detects deepfakes
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Deepfakes Are Heartless

The incessant rhythm of a heartbeat could be the key to distinguishing real videos from deepfakes. DeepRhythm detects deepfakes using an approach inspired by the science of measuring minute changes on the skin’s surface due to blood circulation.
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Graphs and examples of Network dissection technique
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

What One Neuron Knows

How does a convolutional neural network recognize a photo of a ski resort? New research shows that it bases its classification on specific neurons that recognize snow, mountains, trees, and houses.
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Series of images showing how Maxine, a media streaming platform, works
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Data Compression By AI

In this work-from-home era, who hasn’t spent a video conference wishing they could read an onscreen document without turning their eyes from the person they’re talking with? Or simply hoping the stream wouldn’t stutter or stall? Deep learning can fill in the missing pieces.
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Examples of AI generated images
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

GANs for Smaller Data

Trained on a small dataset, generative adversarial networks (GANs) tend to generate either replicas of the training data or noisy output. A new method spurs them to produce satisfying variations.
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Excerpts of HBO documentary "Welcome to Chechnya"
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Protected By Deepfakes

Documentary filmmakers often shield the identities of people who might be harmed for speaking out. But typical tactics like blurring faces and distorting voices can make it hard for audiences to connect emotionally. A new
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Examples of CT scans with different contrasts
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

More Data for Medical AI

Convolutional neural networks are good at recognizing disease symptoms in medical scans of patients who were injected with iodine-based dye, that makes their organs more visible. But some patients can’t take the dye. Now synthetic scans from a GAN are helping CNNs learn to analyze undyed images.
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Data and examples related to a new technique to detect portions of an image
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

The Telltale Artifact

Deepfakes have gone mainstream, allowing celebrities to star in commercials without setting foot in a film studio. A new method helps determine whether such endorsements — and other images produced by generative adversarial networks — are authentic.
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Examples of Generative Adversarial Networks used for image to illustration translation
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Style and Substance

GANs are adept at mapping the artistic style of one picture onto the subject of another, known as style transfer. However, applied to the fanciful illustrations in children’s books, some GANs prove better at preserving style, others better at preserving subject matter.
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Data and examples related to IMLE-GAN
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Making GANs More Inclusive

A typical GAN’s output doesn’t necessarily reflect the data distribution of its training set. Instead, GANs are prone to modeling the majority of the training distribution, sometimes ignoring rare attributes — say, faces that represent minority populations.
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Makeup applied on female faces with the help of augmented reality
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

A Good Look for AI

Trying on new makeup is a hassle — apply, inspect, wash off, repeat. Not to mention the tribulation of visiting brick-and-mortar stores during the pandemic. Augmented reality is helping people try on all the makeup they want without leaving home.
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Series of pictures of people smiling
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Deepfakes for Good

A strategy manifesto from one of China’s biggest tech companies declares, amid familiar visions of ubiquitous AI, that deepfakes are more boon than bane.
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Photorealistic talking head generated by Synthesia
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Deepfakes Go Corporate

The same technology that has bedeviled Hollywood stars and roiled politics is easing corporate communications. Synthesia generates training and sales videos featuring photorealistic, synthetic talking heads that read personalized scripts in any of 34 languages.
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Examples of high-resolution versions of low-resolution images.
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Image Resolution in Black and White

A new model designed to sharpen images tends to turn some dark faces white, igniting fresh furor over bias in machine learning. Photo Upsampling via Latent Space Exploration (Pulse) generates high-resolution versions of low-resolution images.
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Operation of a virtual fitting room
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Clothes Make the Model

In online retailing, the most common customer complaints are slow shipping and inability to try on clothes. Amazon conceived its Prime program to address the first concern. To answer the second, it built a virtual fitting room.
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