Now in Realtime – Deepfakes 2.0 published by TNG

June 19, 2019

It has been quiet on our blog for a while. The reason for that is that we were working very hard on new awesome showcases. There was a mission we defined for our team:

“Make deepfakes work in realtime on video streams”

Deepfake is a technique for human face synthesis based on artificial intelligence. It is used to combine and superimpose existing images and videos onto source images or videos using a machine learning technique known as generative adversarial network.

Long story short – We did it!

The hardware hacking team of Unterföhring near Munich based IT consulting company TNG Technology Consulting GmbH wrote a new software based on DeepFaceLab.

The result is a software realizing Deepfakes in realtime, instead of postprocessing video sequences like in the original understanding of Deepfakes.

A person is filmed by an RGB webcam and the face will be replaced by someone else‘s face, e.g. Barack Obama, with the corresponding facial expression.

At this point in time we only want to show you a short sequence of our Deepfakes 2.0 implementation as our neural networks are still in training mode! Stay tuned!

For Deepfakes 2.0 a new conference talk was written as well. It was premiered at Big Techday 2019 in Munich, Germany.

If you are interested into Deepfakes 2.0 and want to invite us for giving a talk on that don’t hesitate to contact us!

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Parrots On JavaZone – again!

September 25, 2018

If you want to enjoy our talk about Augmented Reality and an app which enables you to have “Star Wars” like telephony calls enjoy the video footage made by the great guys at JavaZone Oslo! JavaZone is the largest community driven conference which is always worth a visit!


Parrots on goto Night

April 27, 2018

Our talk about the Avatar telepresence robotics system using the Softbank Nao and the Microsoft Kinect at the goto meeting in Amsterdam is now available on Youtube. It features a demonstration of the system as well as live coding the robot and  some chocolate. Enjoy!


Parrots On JavaZone

September 14, 2017

Our presentation about the Avatar telepresence robotics system using the Softbank Nao and the Microsoft Kinect at the JavaZone 2017 is now available on Vimeo. It features a demonstration of the system as well as live coding the robot and a stage dive of our Nao. Enjoy!


Interview with Intel Developer Zone

August 12, 2017

Thomas Endres and Martin Förtsch- both Intel Black Belt software developers – were interviewed for the Intel Developer Zone. You can read the complete interviewabout gesture control, AR/VR, robotics and Artificial Intelligence on the Intel Developer Zone.

Intel Developer Zone Interview

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Press coverage on the telepresence system

June 27, 2017

The Avatar telepresence system is currently heavily covered in German media. Today we had two appearances in local newspapers (both print and online) as well as in German national TV.

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Here is the video in the ARD Nachtmagazin

Also have a look at nordbayern.de

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HoloCom – holographic communication

June 3, 2017

We are proud to tell you that the TNG Hardware Hacking Team finalized our new showcase “Beam me up – Holographic communication using the Microsoft Hololens”. Yesterday we premiered our talk concerned with the demo at the TNG Big TechDay 10. Using the application you can have a holographic telepresence experience. While one person is filmed by a 3D depth camera like the Intel RealSense or Microsoft Kinect, the other person can see a hologram of the first person within the Hololens glasses. When seeing the world this way, it’s a bit like the holograms you might know from Star Wars. We will now put some final polish on the showcase as well as on the talk. Once this is done we will – like with all our demos – publish a video and a technical article on the subject.

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