Replica of the video game Pac-Man generated by a GAN
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Playing With GANs

Generative adversarial networks don’t just produce pretty pictures. They can build world models, too. A GAN generated a fully functional replica of the classic video game Pac-Man.
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Examples of recognition of real and fake images
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Fake Detector

AI’s ability to produce synthetic pictures that fool humans into believing they’re real has spurred a race to build neural networks that can tell the difference. Recent research achieved encouraging results.
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Male models during the Paris Fashion Week
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Clothes Make the GAN

Fashion models recently sashayed down Paris Fashion Week catwalks in outfits designed by deep neural nets. Swedish design firm Acne Studios based its 2020 fall/winter men’s line on output from a generative adversarial network.
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Film from 1911 colored
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

History in Hi Res

While deep learning is taking us into the future, it’s also opening windows into the past. A Redditor brought 100-year-old silent film footage of New York City into the 21st century by automatically sharpening the picture, boosting the frame rate, and adding color.
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Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

. . . And I Approve of This Deepfake

Deepfake tech reared its digitally altered head in Indian politics, but with a twist: Altered images of a politician were produced by his own campaign.
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Illustration of three identical reindeers
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Deepfakes Go Mainstream

Society awakened to the delight, threat, and sheer weirdness of realistic images and other media dreamed up by computers.
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Examples of finished virtual pencil sketches (shoe and headshot)
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Unfinished Artwork? No More

Generative networks can embroider sentences into stories and melodies into full-fledged arrangements. A new model does something similar with drawings.
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Booksby.ai book covers created by AI
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Who’s Minding the Store?

Amazon, watch your back. There’s a new player in the book business and, unlike Jeff Bezos, it doesn’t need eight hours of sleep a night. The online bookstore Booksby.ai is run entirely by AI. Neural networks write the books, create the cover art, price the merchandise, even write the reviews.
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Comparison of the results using different normalization functions
Generative Adversarial Network (GAN)

Style Upgrade

Image-to-image translation, in which stylistic features from one image are imposed on the content of another to create a new picture, traditionally has been limited to translating either shapes or textures. A new network translates both.
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