What Did GPUs Do To Deserve This

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Why put GPUs towards mining massive amounts of crpyto or rendering gorgeous ray traced Star Wars scenes when you can face swap Donald Trump with Nic Cage instead?

That's what one booth did at Computex in Taipei this year, showing off the power of their AI algorithms when combined with GPU computing. And to demonstrate how well this tech is coming along, the stand opted to swap ... Nicholas Cage onto Donald Trump's face.

The benefits were obvious: the more GPUs you have, the more the face swap is able to blend the skin tone, facial features and movement without looking scarily robotic. The implications are actually a little scary, when you think about what'll be possible in the near future.

For now, we can at least enjoy Nic Cage having a brief, blurry turn as president.


The author travelled to Computex 2018 as a guest of ASUS.

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