This x does not exist
For about a month or two now, I’ve been observing lots of people on Twitter sharing some form of “this x does not exist”. X could refer to Pokemon characters, tarot cards, or even their favourite painters:
It was very clear this was some form of fine tuning on top of a multimodal image generation model such as ruDALL-E or CLIP Guided Diffusion.
Yesterday, I had a moment myself and so I decided to experiment with a fun google colab notebook which allowed me to easily create some variations of this theme of my own:
I wanted to share this notebook today with you just because I think it’s fun and I encourage you to try it out. It could also be worth sharing as an activity with your own children or the kids in your family (safely).
The process takes a few minutes - you basically download some images locally from the web, upload them to a hosted google colab folder, and configure the notebook to pull images from there. Even with the default settings, once you run the cells in the notebook, you’ll get some incredible results!