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Pix2Pix
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Pix2pix, also known as Image-to-Image Translation, is a technique used in computer vision and machine learning to generate new images from existing ones. The technique uses a generative adversarial network (GAN) to learn the mapping between an input image and an output image. Pix2pix can be used for a variety of image-to-image translation tasks, such as generating realistic images from sketches or converting images from one style to another. Pix2pix is achieved by using an additional network, called a discriminator, which is trained to differentiate between the generated images and real images. This helps to stabilize the training process and improve the quality of the generated images.   This method can be used for a wide range of tasks such as converting images from one style to another, generating realistic images from sketches, and many more. The basic architecture of a Pix2pix model consists of two main components: a generator and a discriminator. The generator is responsible for creating new images based on the input image, while the discriminator is trained to distinguish between the generated images and real images. The generator network is typically a convolutional neural network (CNN) that takes the input image and generates an output image. The generator is trained to minimize the difference between the generated image and the desired output image. The generator’s output is then fed into the discriminator network, which is also a CNN. The discriminator is trained to distinguish between the generated image and real image. It assigns a probability score to the input image that indicates how likely it is to be a real image. The two networks, the generator and the discriminator, are trained together in an adversarial manner. The generator tries to produce images that can fool the discriminator, while the discriminator tries to correctly identify the real images from the generated ones. This process continues until the generator can produce images that are indistinguishable from the real ones. One of the key features of Pix2pix is the use of a loss function that compares the generated image with the real image. This is known as the adversarial loss. The generator is trained to minimize this loss, which measures the difference between the generated image and the real image. This helps to ensure that the generated images are as realistic as possible. Another important aspect of Pix2pix is the use of a conditioning input. The conditioning input is typically an image or a set of images that provide additional information to the generator. This can be used to guide the generator to produce images that are consistent with the input image. For example, in image-to-image translation tasks, the input image could be a sketch, and the output image could be a realistic image of the same scene. The generator is trained to produce an image that is consistent with the sketch and also looks like a real image. The technique (and the theory behind it) has been first explored in the following scientific article: https://arxiv.org/abs/1611.07004