Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
uses Neural Networks to easily alter the position of gaze of a photographic subject:
In this work, we consider the task of generating highly-realistic images
of a given face with a redirected gaze. We treat this problem as a
specific instance of conditional image generation, and suggest a new
deep architecture that can handle this task very well as revealed by
numerical comparison with prior art and a user study. Our deep
architecture performs coarse-to-fine warping with an additional
intensity correction of individual pixels. All these operations are
performed in a feed-forward manner, and the parameters associated with
different operations are learned jointly in the end-to-end fashion.
After learning, the resulting neural network can synthesize images with
manipulated gaze, while the redirection angle can be selected
arbitrarily from a certain range and provided as an input to the
When a toxic person can no longer control you, they will try to control how others see you. This misinformation will feel unfair, but stay above it, trusting that other people will eventually see the truth just like you did.
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