Russian Scientists Learn to “Animate” Static Images - Hitecher
Российские ученые научились «оживлять» статичные изображения

Russian Scientists Learn to “Animate” Static Images

by Hitecher

A team of developers from Samsung AI Center-Moscow and Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology has created a program that can generate animated images based on one or several shots, whereas earlier this task required a whole image database.

The complexity of putting facial features together and comparing them with one other, as well as human ability to capture the slightest flaws in an image, make the creation of a realistic avatar very difficult.

The program developed by scientists is called Fewshot learning. Using an extensive sampling of celebrity images, the developers taught it to pick facial landmarks from the data base to create the image of a required person.

Fewshot learning consists of three neural networks: embedded, generator and discriminator networks. The first one singles out information that does not depend on a person’s posture from the image; the second one generates new data based on the sampling and the first network’s results; the third one is designed to assess the quality of the image generated. Click the link below to see Fewshot learning in operation.


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