DeepFaceDrawing AI Can Turn Your Amateur Drawings Into Stunningly Realistic Portraits
This framework creates some incredibly realistic images of human faces. However, there are still a few kinks to work out. For example, the sketch of one woman featured two different sized eyes. The AI in turn produced an image where the woman essentially had two different eyes. It is unclear whether this woman’s eyes are indeed different sizes in real life or if their asymmetry was due to the artist’s lack of skill. DeepFaceDrawing also seems to primarily produce images that feature Caucasian or Latin American subjects. It was also interesting to see that most of the subjects were young or middle-aged adults.
This technology could potentially have many uses. The team noted that their framework would be particularly useful in “criminal investigation, character design, educational training, etc.” DeepFaceDrawing will be presented at the upcoming SIGGRAPH conference in July. The team also noted that their code is “coming soon”, but has not yet provided a timeline.
While some are actively trying to improve AI facial generation, others are trying to make it more difficult for AI to identify human faces. Facebook recently created “Face De-Identification” technology. The purpose of this technology is to make it more difficult for others to create deepfakes.