"This Waifu Does Not Exist"

(Model & site by Gwern Branwen.)

Do Electric Neural Nets Dream Of Anime Shows?

[Refresh for a random deep learning StyleGAN-generated anime face & GPT-2-small-generated anime plot; reloads every 15s. For many waifus simultaneously in a randomized grid, see "These Waifus Do Not Exist". This website's images are available for download. For interactive waifu generation, you can use Artbreeder which provides this portrait StyleGAN and editing, or use Sizigi Studio's similar "Waifu Generator".

Technical note: these faces were generated with 𝜓=0.7 for images #0–60,000 (high quality but low diversity), 𝜓=1.0 for #60,001–70,000 (low quality, high diversity), and 𝜓=0.6 for #70,001–100,000 for a mix of good & interesting faces; for details about the 𝜓 hyperparameter, see the StyleGAN paper. Images #100,000–#199,999 were generated using a dataset of more loosely cropped faces for a more 'portrait' look, and 𝜓=0.5.

The "plot summaries" were generated by the public GPT-2-small NNs (117M & 345M). For more details, see the TWDNE site implementation writeup and my StyleGAN training tutorial.]