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PhiNet-GAN: Bringing real-time face swapping to embedded devices

AuthorsAncilotto, Alberto; Paissan, Francesco; Farella, Elisabetta,
TitlePhiNet-GAN: Bringing real-time face swapping to embedded devices
AbstractRecent years have seen an unprecedented development of deep learning-based techniques for processing live video from CCTV cameras, causing growing privacy concerns. A possible solution is to ensure that a subject’s personal information never leaves the device in which it was collected, thus implementing a Privacy-by-Design (PbD) approach. In live video processing tasks, PbD can be guaranteed through anonymisation techniques, such as face-swapping, performed directly on the end device. This paper, therefore, presents PhiNet-GAN, an extension of the PhiNet family of embedded neural networks applied to generative networks. PhiNet-GAN targets resource-constrained platforms based on low-power microcontrollers. An example is the Kendryte K210, a RISC V dual-core processing unit working at 400MHz on which we tested our network. Overall we achieved a power consumption of less than 300mW, working at more than 15fps with an FID score lower than 150.
Conference2023 IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops and other Affiliated Events (PerCom Workshops)
LocationAtlanta, US
Year of Publication2023

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  • Project Coordinator: Dr. Sotiris Ioannidis
  • Institution: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH)
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  • Start: 01.01.2021
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Participating Organisations: 17
  • Number of countries: 12

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