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Chinese Researchers Unveil AI That Can Turn Simple Sketches Into Fake Photorealistic Pictures


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A drawing of a face (left), and the resulting image.

Researchers in China demonstrated an artificial intelligence that can generate photorealistic pictures from sketches.

Credit: Hongbo Fu/YouTube

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that can convert simple sketches of a face into photorealistic images, extrapolating from rough and even incomplete sketches.

The DeepFaceDrawing AI analyzes a drawing's details, then checks each individual feature separately against a database of facial features to construct its own image.

Said the researchers, "Our key idea is to implicitly model the shape space of plausible face images and synthesize a face image in this space to approximate an input sketch.

Our method essentially uses input sketches as soft constraints and is thus able to produce high-quality face images even from rough and/or incomplete sketches."

The researchers said the technology aims to help users with little drawing skill produce high-quality images.

From Daily Mail (U.K.)
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