Graphics card and electronics manufacturer Nvidia released a paper on Friday showing off a new method of generating unique faces via a generative adversarial network (GAN), a class of algorithm where researchers pair two competing neural networks against each other. In a GAN, one of the two neural networks is put to a generative function (like rendering images or trying to solve a problem) while the other is put in an adversarial role, challenging the firsts results. The intent is that the generative neural network will produce a superior result by bouncing its ideas off its adversarial counterpart.https://sploid.gizmodo.com/watching-this-neural-network-render-truly-photorealisti-1819957128
How long until character animation tools will be able to say duplicate a face from a single input image, or extract an animation from a video sequence? It seems like in addition to generating believable and unique figures this type of tech could eventually be used to produce cloth or hair for (initially) still images.