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An image generated by a StyleGAN that looks deceptively like a portrait of a young woman. This image was generated by an artificial intelligence based on an analysis of portraits.

StyleGAN is a novel generative adversarial network (GAN) introduced by Nvidia researchers in December 2018,[1] and open sourced in February 2019.[2][3]

StyleGAN depends on Nvidia's CUDA software, GPUs and on TensorFlow.[4]

Use in image synthesis[edit]

The website This Person Does Not Exist showcases fully automated human image synthesis by endlessly generating images that look like facial portraits of human faces.[5] The website was published in February 2019 by Phillip Wang. The technology has drawn comparison with deep fakes[6] and its potential usage for sinister purposes has been bruited.[7]


  1. ^ "GAN 2.0: NVIDIA's Hyperrealistic Face Generator". 2018-12-14. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  2. ^ "NVIDIA Open-Sources Hyper-Realistic Face Generator StyleGAN". 2019-02-09. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  3. ^ Beschizza, Rob (2019-02-15). "This Person Does Not Exist". Boing-Boing. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  4. ^ Larabel, Michael (2019-02-10). "NVIDIA Opens Up The Code To StyleGAN - Create Your Own AI Family Portraits". Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  5. ^ Horev, Rani (2018-12-26). "Style-based GANs – Generating and Tuning Realistic Artificial Faces". Lyrn.AI. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  6. ^ Paez, Danny (2019-02-13). "This Person Does Not Exist Is the Best One-Off Website of 2019". Inverse (website). Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  7. ^ msmash, n/a (2019-02-14). "'This Person Does Not Exist' Website Uses AI To Create Realistic Yet Horrifying Faces". Slashdot. Retrieved 2019-02-16.

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