by Geoffrey Grinder, Now The End Begins:
According to NVIDIA, its GAN is built around a concept called “style transfer”. Rather than trying to copy and paste elements of different faces into a frankenperson, the system analyzes three basic styles — coarse, middle, and fine styles — and merges them transparently into something completely new. NVIDIA’s system is not only capable of generating completely new synthetic faces, but it can also seamlessly modify specific features of real people, like age, the hair or skin colors of any person.
Believe it or not, all these faces are fake. They have been synthesized by NVIDIA’s new AI algorithm, a generative adversarial network capable of automagically creating humans, cats, and even cars.
As I type this first article today for NTEB, I am doing it on a computer that uses an NVIDIA graphics card. NVIDIA is one of the world’s largest producers of graphics cards with an emphasis on high-end gaming systems. They also create some of the most cutting-edge AI technology as well.
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:15 (KJV)
Now researchers at NVIDIA have reached a new level, the ability to create completely realistic human faces that don’t exist in real life. Regular readers of NTEB will know instantly where this article is going. Our real world is heading into a merger with the cyber world just like a baseball player will slide into second base. The two are rapidly becoming one, and soon we may not be able to tell the real from the fake.
Already we are being conditioned to speak to and interact with machines as if they were people. Siri, looks this up please. Alexa, I need to order more hamster food for Teddy. Amazingly, we will say “thank you” to the AI robot after the requested task is completed. Human sex with robots is already a booming business. Why is all this happening now?
It’s happening because the world is being prepared to enter into the time of Jacob’s trouble, which will happen in the immediate aftermath of the Pretribulation Rapture of the Church. The time of Jacob’s trouble is going to be a crazy, nasty and scary time, where real life and cyber life will be indistinguishably merged together under Antichrist.
NVIDIA’s Scary AI Generates Humans That Look 100% Real
FROM TOM’S GUIDE: The technology works so well that we can expect synthetic image search engines soon — just like Google’s, but generating new fake images on the fly that look real. Yes, you know where that is going — and sure, it can be a lot of fun, but also scary. Check out the video. It truly defies belief:
According to NVIDIA, its GAN is built around a concept called “style transfer”. Rather than trying to copy and paste elements of different faces into a frankenperson, the system analyzes three basic styles — coarse, middle, and fine styles — and merges them transparently into something completely new.
Coarse styles include parameters such as pose, the face’s shape, or the hair style. Middle styles include facial features, like the shape of the nose, cheeks, or mouth. Finally, fine styles affect the color of the face’s features like skin and hair.
According to the scientists, the generator is “capable of separating inconsequential variation from high-level attributes” too, in order to eliminate noise that is irrelevant for the new synthetic face.
“OUR ALGORITHM IS COMPUTATIONALLY EFFICIENT, FLEXIBLE FOR NUMEROUS STYLES, AND EFFECTIVE FOR STYLIZING IMAGES AND VIDEOS,” THE RESEARCHERS STATED IN THEIR PAPER. “USUALLY PEOPLE ONLY USE STYLE TRANSFER FOR ARTISTIC PURPOSES, BUT NOW PEOPLE CAN USE THIS MODEL TO ACHIEVE PHOTOREALISTIC RESULTS,” LIU EXPLAINED.
For example, it can distinguish a hairdo from the actual hair, eliminating the former while applying the latter to the final photo. It can also specify the strength of how styles are applied to obtain more or less subtle effects.