Diverse Image Generation via Self-Conditioned GANs

CVPR 2020

Authors: Steven Liu, Tongzhou Wang, David Bau, Jun-Yan Zhu, Antonio Torralba Description: We introduce a simple but effective unsupervised method for generating diverse images. We train a class-conditional GAN model without using manually annotated class labels. Instead, our model is conditional on labels automatically derived from clustering in the discriminator’s feature space. Our clustering step automatically discovers diverse modes, and explicitly requires the generator to cover them. Experiments on standard mode collapse benchmarks show that our method outperforms several competing methods when addressing mode collapse. Our method also performs well on large-scale datasets such as ImageNet and Places365, improving both diversity and standard metrics (e.g., Fréchet Inception Distance), compared to previous methods.