Programmer’s code creates copies of its programmer

AI generates fake images of its coder

My name is Al that is often confused with AI when written in most font types.

I am passionate about how things work inside our brains and how using Artificial Neural Networks (ANNs) we are learning a lot about ourselves. Little did I know that by feeding tens of thousands of my portrait pictures to ANNs, I will wake up the next day with thousands of original and unique photos of me that were never taken but generated in that GPU-baking oven.

AI-generate photos of the AI generator or programmer, Al

The results above were produced after 24 hours. A day later, details about the eyes appeared making it very eerie and hard to share for ethical and privacy reasons. I am more comfortable sharing this loosely-trained by-product of curiosity and research.

A couple of questions before we get technical… What does it mean to be created in God’s image? How far can we go with this and when will AI gain consciousnous and take actions on our behalf if not already the case? When will AI generate all of our surrounding, such as in the Matrix, if not already the case?

yubaizhangTo dig deeper into this, I recommend this article by NVIDIA Labs https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.04948.pdf and the following summary about GANs.

One of the coolest and most exciting advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) is Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) that I have used to generate one of the first faces of non-existing people in 2016 and later on in 2019 NVIDIA used to generate hi-res hyper realistic faces: www.thispersondoesnotexis.com. Ian Goodfellow, the father of GANs, has generated the first.

As creepy as this may sound, with all the ideas of things we can bring to life from scratch that I discuss in a previous article such as cats, fake airbnb postings, fake cvs, fake presidents, fake celebrities…etc, we can also generate new styles of art, music, architecture and cinema.

I am mostly on IG: @alagraphique @bitopsy on Facebook ALAgrApHY and on Twitter @alagraphy and www.alagraphy.com

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Traditional & AI Artist, Data Scientist, Filmmaker exploring Creative AI. Started the GAN AI Art Movement in 2016. Former Postdoc @CNRS & PhD @INFORMATICS

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ALAgrApHY

ALAgrApHY

Traditional & AI Artist, Data Scientist, Filmmaker exploring Creative AI. Started the GAN AI Art Movement in 2016. Former Postdoc @CNRS & PhD @INFORMATICS

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