AI uses advanced algorithms to create butt ugly human faces

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.

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