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Samsung AI Can Turn a Single Portrait Into a Realistic Talking Head

Posted On: May 24, 2019   |   Posted By: Peta Pixel

Samsung AI Can Turn a Single Portrait Into a Realistic Talking Head

There have been huge advancements in recent years in the area of AI “deepfakes”, or fake photos or videos of humans created using neural networks. Fake videos of a person usually require a large number of photos of that individual, but Samsung has figured out how to create realistic talking heads from as little as a single portrait photo.
In a newly published paper titled, “ Few-Shot Adversarial Learning of Realistic Neural Talking Head Models ,” a team of researchers at the Samsung AI Center in Moscow, Russia, share their new system that has this “few-shot capability.”
The Samsung AI first undergoes extensive “meta-learning” by studying a huge trove of videos. Once it's familiar with human faces, it's able to create talking heads of previously unseen people using one or a few shots of that person. For each photo, the AI is able to detect various “landmarks” on the face - things like the eyes, nose, mouth, and various lengths and shapes.
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