This Neural Network Makes Faces From Scratch (And They’re Terrifying)

Mario Klingemann is the Machine Learning Artist in Residence at the Google Cultural Institute in Paris (the same arm of Google behind the new Louvre-busting museum app). But when he’s not tinkering with neural networks to figure out how they can be leveraged against Google’s database of several million scanned cultural artifacts, Klingemann’s training them on human faces… and posting the unsettling results online. Trained on a database of over 20,000 faces organized by rough category (age, gender, pose, etc), Klingemann experiments use a convolutional neural network similar to Deep Dream. Except instead of just recursively reinterpreting the same picture with trippy results, Klingemann’s face maker generates ghoulish visages entirely from scratch, according to how computers interpret faces. And how do computers interpret faces? If Klingemann’s results are anything to…

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