Kakao Brain develops new face-swapping tech
Kakao Brain had developed a new face-swapping technology called Smooth-Swap model, featuring a simplified architecture compared to the previously disclosed technology that enables face swapping in a more stable and faster manner.
By replacing the old face-swapping system module with an integrated identity embedder, Kakao Corp.'s artificial intelligence (AI) team claimed to have greatly decreased the complexity.
A vector representation of a face image is used to compare identities, with two faces with similar representation vectors being considered to have the same identity.
The new model improved the possibilities for commercialization and broadened the area of technology application by allowing face-swapping even during video viewing, thanks to its streamlined architecture and higher performance.
The new technique, according to the corporation, allows for the fabrication of high-quality photographs, which will aid the development of digital humans such as virtual influencers and show hosts.