"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". A partial image archive is available for download.

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.]