Speaker Details

Thomas Endres

TNG Technology Consulting GmbH

In his role as a Partner for TNG Technology Consulting in Munich, Thomas Endres works as an IT consultant. Besides his normal work for the company and the customers he is creating various prototypes - like a telepresence robotics system with which you can see reality through the eyes of a robot, or an Augmented Reality AI that shows the world from the perspective of an artist. He is working on various applications in the fields of AR/VR, AI and gesture control, putting them to use e.g. in autonomous or gesture controlled drones. But he is also involved in other Open Source projects written in Java, C# and all kinds of JavaScript languages.

Thomas studied IT at the TU Munich and is passionate about software development and all the other aspects of technology. As an Intel Software Innovator and Black Belt, he is promoting new technologies like AI, AR/VR and robotics around the world. For this he received amongst others a JavaOne Rockstar award.

Deepfakes in Realtime - How Neural Networks Are Changing Our World

Imagine looking into a mirror, but not to see your own face. Instead, you are looking in the eyes of Barack Obama or Angela Merkel. Your facial expressions are seamlessly transferred to that other person's face in real time.

The TNG Innovation Hacking Team has managed to create a prototype that transfers faces from one person to another in real time based on Deepfakes. Neural networks detect faces within a video input, then translate them and integrate them back to the video output. Through this technique it is possible to project deceptively real imitations onto other people. For this purpose, we used Keras trained autoencoder networks and various face recognition algorithms.

In this talk, the TNG Innovation Hacking Teaming will give an entertaining and vivid introduction into the world of real-time Deepfakes. In doing so, they particularly focus on the deep learning techniques used in within the application. Several live demonstrations will complete this event.

Artificial Intelligence
DeepFakes
Neural Networks