ThisPersonDoesNotExist is my favourite site of the year so far. It’s mesmerising.
Each time you look at the site, it generates a face from a very clever Machine Learning algorithm. And the algorithm, well the learning, only gets better with time.
The more you look at the site, you then start wondering:
- If the facial components on ThisPersonDoesNotExist are from real people, who owns those parts? (E.g. my chin)
- If the faces on ThisPersonDoesNotExist are indistinguishable from real-life portraits, how much longer before we are looking at other computer-generated artefacts? Newspaper articles written by robot journalists and TV robot news anchors have already been done.
- When will we started reading fictional news items, totally fabricated from non-real photos and facts? How will we certify real things?
- What’s next?