Progressive Growing of GANs for Improved Quality, Stability, and VariationDownload PDF

15 Feb 2018 (modified: 16 Jun 2024)ICLR 2018 Conference Blind SubmissionReaders: Everyone
Abstract: We describe a new training methodology for generative adversarial networks. The key idea is to grow both the generator and discriminator progressively: starting from a low resolution, we add new layers that model increasingly fine details as training progresses. This both speeds the training up and greatly stabilizes it, allowing us to produce images of unprecedented quality, e.g., CelebA images at 1024^2. We also propose a simple way to increase the variation in generated images, and achieve a record inception score of 8.80 in unsupervised CIFAR10. Additionally, we describe several implementation details that are important for discouraging unhealthy competition between the generator and discriminator. Finally, we suggest a new metric for evaluating GAN results, both in terms of image quality and variation. As an additional contribution, we construct a higher-quality version of the CelebA dataset.
TL;DR: We train generative adversarial networks in a progressive fashion, enabling us to generate high-resolution images with high quality.
Keywords: generative adversarial networks, unsupervised learning, hierarchical methods
Code: [![github](/images/github_icon.svg) tkarras/progressive_growing_of_gans]( + [![Papers with Code](/images/pwc_icon.svg) 106 community implementations](
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