Datagrid Model Generation Perfect For Eternal Cities Of Science Fiction

Datagrid's deep learning algorithm can generate endless numbers of high-resolution, photorealistic images of people who never existed - all from scratch.


(Datagrid model generation)

Specifically, the new algorithm is a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). That’s the kind of AI typically used to churn out new imitations of something that exists in the real world.

Past attempts to create photorealistic portraits with GANs focused just on generating faces. These faces had flaws like asymmetrical ears or jewelry, bizarre teeth, and glitchy blotches of color that bled out from the background.

DataGrid’s system does away with all of that extraneous info that can confuse algorithms, instead posing the AI models in front of a nondescript white background and shining realistic-looking light down on them.

This would be perfect for eternal science-fictional cities that must continuously generate new inhabitants, or images of inhabitants, like the sagas from Arthur C. Clarke's The City and The Stars:

Of all the thousands of forms of recreation in the city, these were the most popular. When you entered into a saga, you were not merely a passive observer, as in the crude entertainments or primitive times which Alvin had sometimes sampled. You were an active participant and possessed - or seemed to possess - free will. The events and scenes which were the raw material of your adventures mght have been prepared beforehand by forgotten artists, but there was enough flexibility to allow for wide variation....

For adventure and exercise of the imagination, the sagas provided all that anyone could desire. They were the inevitable end product of that striving for realism which began when men started to reproduce moving images and to record sounds, and then to use these techniques to enact scenes from real or imaginary life. In the sagas, the illusion was perfect because all the sense impressions involved were fed directly into the mind and any diverting sensations were diverted. The entranced spectator was cut off from reality as long as the adventure lasted; it was as if he lived a dream yet believed he was awake.

Via futurism.

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