Who Loves Virtue as much as He Loves Beauty?: Deep Learning based Estimator for Aesthetics of Portraits

Tobias Gerlach, Michael Danner, Le Peng, Aidas Kaminickas, Wu Fei, Matthias Rätsch

Abstract

”I have never seen one who loves virtue as much as he loves beauty,” Confucius once said. If beauty is more important as goodness, it becomes clear why people invest so much effort in their first impression. The aesthetic of faces has many aspects and there is a strong correlation to all characteristics of humans, like age and gender. Often, research on aesthetics by social and ethic scientists lacks sufficient labelled data and the support of machine vision tools. In this position paper we propose the Aesthetic-Faces dataset, containing training data which is labelled by Chinese and German annotators. As a combination of three image subsets, the AF-dataset consists of European, Asian and African people. The research communities in machine learning, aesthetics and social ethics can benefit from our dataset and our toolbox. The toolbox provides many functions for machine learning with state-of-the-art CNNs and an Extreme-Gradient-Boosting regressor, but also 3D Morphable Model technologies for face shape evaluation and we discuss how to train an aesthetic estimator considering culture and ethics.

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Gerlach T., Danner M., Peng L., Kaminickas A., Fei W. and Rätsch M. (2020). Who Loves Virtue as much as He Loves Beauty?: Deep Learning based Estimator for Aesthetics of Portraits.In Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 5: VISAPP, ISBN 978-989-758-402-2, pages 521-528. DOI: 10.5220/0009172905210528


in Bibtex Style

@conference{visapp20,
author={Tobias Gerlach and Michael Danner and Le Peng and Aidas Kaminickas and Wu Fei and Matthias Rätsch},
title={Who Loves Virtue as much as He Loves Beauty?: Deep Learning based Estimator for Aesthetics of Portraits},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 5: VISAPP,},
year={2020},
pages={521-528},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0009172905210528},
isbn={978-989-758-402-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 5: VISAPP,
TI - Who Loves Virtue as much as He Loves Beauty?: Deep Learning based Estimator for Aesthetics of Portraits
SN - 978-989-758-402-2
AU - Gerlach T.
AU - Danner M.
AU - Peng L.
AU - Kaminickas A.
AU - Fei W.
AU - Rätsch M.
PY - 2020
SP - 521
EP - 528
DO - 10.5220/0009172905210528