Jack R. Saunders

Crossing the Uncanny Valley: Using Deep Learning for Realism in Facial Animation

Project Summary

The project involves capturing micro-level idiosyncrasies in individual faces and reconstructing them using state-of-the-art deep learning technologies, in particular generative adversarial networks. The project also touches on the ethical issues surrounding the use of realistically reconstructed faces, such as those posed by deepfakes.

 

Research Interests

My research interests include the use of AI methods, particularly GANs in computer modelling for CGI in films and games, with a specific focus on faces.

Background

BSc in Mathematics from the University of Southampton

Supervisors

Prof Darren Cosker

Dr Anthony Little