Connect with us

News

Artificial intelligence recreated the appearance of Roman emperors from their sculptures

Published

on

 

An enthusiast from Canada presented a neural network that can reproduce the appearance of Roman emperors through sculptures. However, the researcher had to refine these photos in Photoshop.

Researchers have explained that the appearance of Roman emperors survived only in hundreds of sculptures. However, even the most detailed works cannot convey what they looked like when they were alive. To find out, Canadian cinematographer and virtual reality designer Daniel Voshart used machine learning – computer algorithms that are constantly learning. In this case, the computer system processes information through a hierarchy of nodes that interact in the likeness of brain neurons.

The Artbreeder neural network analyzed 800 busts to model more realistic facial shapes, features, hair and skin, and add color. Woshart then refined the Artbreeder with Photoshop, adding details collected from coins, works of art, and written descriptions of emperors from historical texts to make the portraits truly alive.

«A well-lit and drawn bust with minor damage and standard facial features will be fairly easy to reproduce, – said the researcher. – On the contrary, a data set that includes damaged sculptures or photographs in low light can produce the notorious “junk” images that are not very realistic.».

The busts that Woshart preferred to use as primary sources were made during the life of the emperors, so they can give an idea of ​​what these people looked like. To determine the color of the skin, Voshart trusted AI – the machine itself distributed the shades so that the surface of the model resembled realistic human skin.

 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

Electric Cars6 hours ago

Electric car GM Hummer EV tested in subzero temperatures

GM has released a video showing testing of an electric Hummer EV in sub-zero temperatures. Tests are taking place in...

News8 hours ago

Redmi’s new big TV comes out on March 17

At the end of the press conference on the presentation of the Redmi Note 10 line of smartphones, Xiaomi has...

News8 hours ago

8500 mAh, 6.1 inches, IP69K and 6/128 GB: the indestructible new Doogee costs less than $ 200

Almost a month ago, the unkillable Doogee S86 smartphone was presented, which should go on sale on March 29th. The...

Phones9 hours ago

Without bangs, but with a hole for the camera: iPhone with a new “hairstyle” was shown in a high-quality image

After information appeared that Apple is experimenting with a new iPhone design without bangs, sources have published a high-quality image...

Phones9 hours ago

Samsung Galaxy S21 turned out to be a real hit: it is more popular than Galaxy S20, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S9

According to South Korean media, Samsung has sold almost 600,000 Galaxy S21 smartphones in its homeland, while in the same...

News9 hours ago

Microsoft’s $ 7.5bn acquisition of ZeniMax approved by SEC and European Commission

Last September, Microsoft announced that it had acquired game publisher ZeniMax Media, which owns Bethesda and several other studios. According...

News10 hours ago

Apple’s difficult relationship with “truth”: the girl was cut off from iCloud for six months because of her last name

It became known about an unusual case that occurred due to a defect in the code of the iCloud service....

Components10 hours ago

AMD Confirms Release Date for Epyc Zen3 Processors (Milan)

AMD has confirmed that the third generation of AMD’s Epyc processors will be officially unveiled on March 15th. On this...

Most Popular