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Entanglement in Image Synthesis

In the field of image synthesis, entanglement is the enmeshing of data properties with data other properties, which can make it difficult or impossible to isolate a particular aspect. If you change that data, you end up changing ‘nearby’ data. It’s not a trivial challenge to solve.

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High-Quality Deepfake Puppetry in Thirty Seconds

A new academic collaboration, including contributors from Microsoft, has developed an improved technique capable of fitting user-submitted images into a ‘deepfake puppetry’ workflow in only thirty seconds, with notably improved fidelity to the original identity..

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Using Diffusion Models to Create Superior NeRF Avatars

A new research paper from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Microsoft Research offers a rational and less resource-intensive way to generate 3D representations of people, by combining latent diffusion and NeRF-based approaches into a single framework.

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Research Proposes ‘Moral’ Sanitization for Text-To-Image Systems Such as Stable Diffusion

New research from Korea and the United States has proposed an integrated method for preventing text-to-image systems such as Stable Diffusion from generating ‘immoral’ images – by manipulating the generative processes within the system to intercept ‘controversial’ content and transform the generated content into what the authors characterize as ‘morally-satisfying’ images instead.

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InstructPix2Pix: Accurate, AI-Based Image-Editing With GPT-3 and Stable Diffusion

New research from the University of California at Berkeley improves notably on recent efforts to create AI-powered image-editing procedures – this time by combining the considerable calculative forces of OpenAI’s GPT-3 Natural Language Processing (NLP) model with the latest version of Stability.ai’s world-storming Stable Diffusion text-to-image and image-to-image latent diffusion architecture.

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Editing Out the Real World With ‘Diminished Reality’

In the 2014 Christmas special of the dystopian sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror, writer and series creator Charlie Brooker envisaged the possibility of cybernetic augmentations capable of ‘blocking out’ upsetting or banned material for a particular user – not only online, but in real-world interactions. In the episode, one of the main characters was ‘blocked’ by his ex-wife, so that she could literally no longer ‘see’ him.

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A new collaboration between Binghamton University and Intel offers a novel take on the problem of the unauthorized use of social media photos for facial recognition purposes, as well as AI and deepfake training – by using deepfake techniques to subtly alter the appearance of people in posted photos, so that only their friends and permitted contacts are able to see their original face images.
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A New Social Image-Sharing System Deepfakes All People by Default

A new collaboration between Binghamton University and Intel offers a novel take on the problem of the unauthorized use of social media photos for facial recognition purposes, as well as AI and deepfake training – by using deepfake techniques to subtly alter the appearance of people in posted photos, so that only their friends and permitted contacts are able to see their original face images.

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The Future of Using Public Images for AI Research
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The Future of Using Public Images for AI Research

Besides their capacity to rip off the style of popular real world artists, the new breed of latent diffusion- based image synthesis systems promises a revolutionary ease-of-use not only for valid creative purposes, such as concept art development and stock image generation, but also for creating controversial deepfakes, and potentially objectionable imagery, including child pornography.

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Creating Authentic Human Motion Synthesis via Diffusion

New research from Tel Aviv University may prove capable of bringing authentic human motion to text-to-video synthesis, videogames, motion capture architectures in VFX pipelines, and also function as a synthetic data generator for downstream research initiatives, among a myriad of other potential applications – all thanks to what has turned out to be the most sensational AI technology of 2022 – diffusion models.

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