Artificial intelligence that creates realistic three-dimensional images could be run on a laptop and make it faster and easier to create animated films

Technology 22 June 2022

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Artificial intelligence models could soon be used to instantly create or edit near photo-realistic three-dimensional scenes on a laptop. The tools could help artists working on film CGI and games or create hyper-realistic avatars.

AIs have been able to produce realistic 2D images for some time, but 3D scenes have proved to be trickier due to the sheer computing power required.

Now Eric Ryan Chan at Stanford University in California and his colleagues have created an AI model, EG3D, that can generate random images of faces and other objects in high resolution together with an underlying geometric structure.

“It’s among …