The model used transfer learning to fine tune the final model from This Fursona Does Not Exist on the pony dataset for an additional 13 days (1 million iterations) on a TPUv3-32 pod at 512x512 resolution. It was then scaled up to 1024x1024 resolution using model surgery, and trained for an additional 200k iterations to produce the final 1024x1024 model.
The model is available for download here (364MB).
- Gwern for providing the inspiration and technical details that kicked this whole thing off.
- Shawn Presser and the rest of the Tensorfork community for providing technical assistance and resources.
- dasprid for the site logo, released under CC BY-NC license.
- The model was trained on Cloud TPUs provided by Google's TensorFlow Research Cloud (TFRC) program.
I claim no legal ownership or rights to any of the images generated by this AI. All characters depicted are property of their respective owners.
If you have any ideas for creative uses for this project, I'd love to hear about it.
* The ponies might actually already exist, but these specific images of them do not.