A Youtuber under the username OntyJ has posted a cool look at how machine learning transformed the life like animals in the Lion King to a more familiar visual style for Disney fans.
The software used in the transformation titled Deep Fakes has been used for some racy content online but this demonstration shows the power behind the tech. At its base Machine Learning takes in some sample data and learns as much as it can from it. In this case, OntyJ mentions the sample set came from Nikolay Mochkin’s Instagram account. While some machine learning algorithms require a large sample set to produce desirable results, lately innovations in the field have made it that only a single image is needed to have mind bending results.
While deep learning has greatly improved these last few year to offer many benefits to scientific studies and computer science, it is still terrifying to see how it could affect future cultures.
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