DRAW: A Recurrent Neural Network For Image Generation


Karol Gregor, Ivo Danihelka, Alex Graves, Danilo Rezende, Daan Wierstra ;
Proceedings of the 32nd International Conference on Machine Learning, PMLR 37:1462-1471, 2015.


This paper introduces the Deep Recurrent Attentive Writer (DRAW) architecture for image generation with neural networks. DRAW networks combine a novel spatial attention mechanism that mimics the foveation of the human eye, with a sequential variational auto-encoding framework that allows for the iterative construction of complex images. The system substantially improves on the state of the art for generative models on MNIST, and, when trained on the Street View House Numbers dataset, it is able to generate images that are indistinguishable from real data with the naked eye.

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