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Oh, what fun…

Have you run across the website This Person Does Not Exist? Try it. Then come back.

He explains how it works in one article and three videos: 1, 2, 3, 4.

I read the article. It was a bit technical for me to understand fully, but basically it has a module that generates faces and another that critiques them. It starts out comparing real photos to the generated ones at four pixels by four pixels. When the program gets good at that, it goes up to eight by eight. And so on to 1024 by 1024, which is the size you’ll see on screen.

I found it because someone told me they used it to create a profile pic for social media and didn’t want to use a real picture.

p.s. it sucks at cats, obviously.


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: December 16, 2019, 11:15 pm

So that’s how they generated Greta Skoldilocks

Comment from Durnedyankee
Time: December 17, 2019, 1:32 pm

I played with it for a while
And found Jeffery Epstein!
He’s not dead!

Comment from teej
Time: December 18, 2019, 8:17 pm

I thought there would be no maths…

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: January 14, 2020, 5:36 pm

Hello my friends. I’ve missed you all so much. I went into the hospital Dec.12 to have my gall bladder removed (day surgery, ha.) and spent the next 28 days in another hospital. The surgeon made a terrible mess, and I was sent by ambulance to a hospital in Houston that specializes in liver transplants. I didn’t need a transplant, but the liver team was the group of doctors with the special skills to build the new parts I needed, and put me back together.

I will have to sue. Among other things, the first surgeon destroyed one of the two blood arteries that supply the liver, which could not be repaired. So my liver will be on half blood supply for the rest of my life. And the trauma damaged my heart, too, so that will always be a problem.

My equanimity is almost normal, and I am delirious with joy to be home, and reading about Stoaty’s chickens

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