Few were born to make good pictorial or photographic portraits, but if the "steady hand" is an artificial intelligence, it can be done.
Massless Media API has created a tool called "Face Maker AI”Which instantly transforms the scribble of a face (one of those shameful things done with Paint) into portraits of“ almost ”photorealistic faces.
The key word is “almost”, because, as happened in the past, similar systems sometimes produce bizarre results. The human portraits produced sometimes feature strange elements such as misshapen eyes or strange haircuts that a barber wouldn't think twice about getting rid of.
A Picasso in a box: AI portraits
For making portraits just simply draw in the app canvas. There is only a few small steps to take: follow the color corresponding to each facial feature. Red for the face, blue for the hair, light brown for the left eye and dark brown for the right eye. You can even design earrings or a necklace to adorn portrait models with AI jewelry :)
Jack Cohen, co-founder of massless, says Face Maker AI is created to be a "free educational tool to demonstrate the potential of GANs (Adversary Generative Networks: if you don't know what they are, find here a post by Futuroprossimo).
Either way, transform the sketching in artwork and portraits isn't exactly new in the world of artificial intelligence, but there is always room for exploration. Recently, artificial intelligence has even been trained to produce and cross tens of thousands of portraits of people out of thin air ... that do not exist.
What will be the next step? Portraits from simple descriptions, I tell you. "Computer! Show me the face of a dark person, with clear eyes and an important nose ". You will see.