This face was also created by a computer.
The creator of the software made it so that you can use a fake image and remain anonymous on social media.
These are all computer generated faces. The service seems legit. I have reverse-image searched some of them. No results.
I'm going to dig into this face-generation service a little before sharing what it is. Unreported as far as I can tell.
I've looked at over a hundred faces.
I'd say 90% of them, scaled-down to 300x300 pixels, would easily pass a Turing test.
The flaws in these computer-generated faces are subtle. This thing (I am tempted to say woman, but they don't exist) has different colour eyes that aren't quite aimed in the right direction.
Plenty of people have strabismus. Plenty have heterochromia. Few both.
Friend has shown me the likely tech behind the face generation: by NVIDEA
“Generative adversarial networks learn to generate entirely new images that mimic the appearance of real photos”
A couple days ago, reported on similar tech. Websites cite thispersondoesnotexist.com but the site is different than what I'm looking at.
The service I'm looking at seems *very* similar to thispersondoesnotexist except it claims to be be generating them. The latter appears to be showing images from a pre-filtered database.
Here is one with an obvious and bizarre flaw:
Another edge case: shadows at high-noon.
The image looks like a real human until you zoom in.
This one is definitely real. I'm sure I've rejected this person's LinkedIn invite a dozen times.
It seems like this database is using the same NVIDIA dataset. Sourced from 70,000 faces cropped to 1024x1024 pixels (sourced from Flickr). This diagram is called "Style Mixing".
A better name is: creepy digital breeding. arxiv.org/abs/1812.04948
Alright, I've downloaded about 400 images and I've found six duplicates (12 total). I don't know much about statistics but it's fair to say new images aren't being generated when I click "generate" but being pulled from a pre-generated database (maybe growing, maybe not).