CVPR Daily: Thursday
invited me to see
something very special
Qihoo 360 booth and I was not disappointed. Follow the guide!
They showed me a very good
facial analysis system
. Very accurate, stable,
and energy efficient. Accurate means that if you stand in front of the
camera, the position or the important points will be very accurate.
Second, it will be very stable. Stable also means when you speak, all the
points will stick on your face with markers. It is also very robust, in the
sense that when only a part of the face is visible, even only one quarter of
it, these points are still very accurate and stable.
With this kind of functions, many things become possible: make a face
look thinner or enlarge the eyes to make it look more beautiful. In Asian
culture, Shuicheng told me, thin face and big eyes make one’s aspect
beautiful. You can also perform analysis, for example, of the age or
gender, whether you wear glasses, how beautiful you are, etc.
humble servant tried this out
, see the results in the bottom right image!
Mask transfer effect
This is what Qihoo’s software says about me!
I look 2 years younger than I am,
I wear glasses, I am a gentleman (of course,
I am Italian!) and my face is smiling
The Qihoo/360 AI Institute claims
a face SDK which is very stable in
regards to head movement,
expression changes and pose
changes, as well as robust to
partial visibility of the face. These
features are critical for face
manipulations/editing like mask
transfer (see image below).