If you thought artificial intelligence couldn’t get any better than voice recognition, you’re wrong.
Google scientist Mike Tyka, is taking a new approach to art ー using AI to make digital portraits of non-existent people.
According to Tyka:
“For a while now I’ve been experimenting with ways to use generative neural nets to make portraits. Early experiments were based on deep dream-like approaches using backprop to the image but lately I’ve focused on GANs (generative adversarial networks). As always resolution and fine detail is really difficult to achieve.”
Here are a few pieces of his work:
I’d like to think Prince would look like this if he starred in the Broadway production of “The Lion King.”
This is a stunt double from “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.”
A swipe to the left.
And finally, this:
A great experiment using AI? Or a complete waste of time?
Tyka has stated that there are more pieces to come soon, so if you can’t wait to see more, you can visit his blog here.