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Building a Generative Adversarial Network using Keras
  • Last Updated : 25 Jun, 2019

Prerequisites: Generative Adversarial Network

This article will demonstrate how to build a Generative Adversarial Network using the Keras library. The dataset which is used is the CIFAR10 Image dataset which is preloaded into Keras. You can read about the dataset here.

Step 1: Importing the required libraries

import numpy as np
import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import keras
from keras.layers import Input, Dense, Reshape, Flatten, Dropout
from keras.layers import BatchNormalization, Activation, ZeroPadding2D
from keras.layers.advanced_activations import LeakyReLU
from keras.layers.convolutional import UpSampling2D, Conv2D
from keras.models import Sequential, Model
from keras.optimizers import Adam,SGD

Step 2: Loading the data

#Loading the CIFAR10 data
(X, y), (_, _) = keras.datasets.cifar10.load_data()
#Selecting a single class images
#The number was randomly chosen and any number
#between 1 to 10 can be chosen
X = X[y.flatten() == 8]

Step 3: Defining parameters to be used in later processes

#Defining the Input shape
image_shape = (32, 32, 3)
latent_dimensions = 100

Step 4: Defining a utility function to build the Generator

def build_generator():
        model = Sequential()
        #Building the input layer
        model.add(Dense(128 * 8 * 8, activation="relu",
        model.add(Reshape((8, 8, 128)))
        model.add(Conv2D(128, kernel_size=3, padding="same"))
        model.add(Conv2D(64, kernel_size=3, padding="same"))
        model.add(Conv2D(3, kernel_size=3, padding="same"))
        #Generating the output image
        noise = Input(shape=(latent_dimensions,))
        image = model(noise)
        return Model(noise, image)

Step 5: Defining a utility function to build the Discriminator

def build_discriminator():
        #Building the convolutional layers
        #to classify whether an image is real or fake
        model = Sequential()
        model.add(Conv2D(32, kernel_size=3, strides=2,
                         input_shape=image_shape, padding="same"))
        model.add(Conv2D(64, kernel_size=3, strides=2, padding="same"))
        model.add(Conv2D(128, kernel_size=3, strides=2, padding="same"))
        model.add(Conv2D(256, kernel_size=3, strides=1, padding="same"))
        #Building the output layer
        model.add(Dense(1, activation='sigmoid'))
        image = Input(shape=image_shape)
        validity = model(image)
        return Model(image, validity)

Step 6: Defining a utility function to display the generated images

def display_images():
        r, c = 4,4
        noise = np.random.normal(0, 1, (r * c,latent_dimensions))
        generated_images = generator.predict(noise)
        #Scaling the generated images
        generated_images = 0.5 * generated_images + 0.5
        fig, axs = plt.subplots(r, c)
        count = 0
        for i in range(r):
            for j in range(c):
                axs[i,j].imshow(generated_images[count, :,:,])
                count += 1

Step 7: Building the Generative Adversarial Network

# Building and compiling the discriminator
discriminator = build_discriminator()
#Making the Discriminator untrainable
#so that the generator can learn from fixed gradient
discriminator.trainable = False
# Building the generator
generator = build_generator()
#Defining the input for the generator
#and generating the images
z = Input(shape=(latent_dimensions,))
image = generator(z)
#Checking the validity of the generated image
valid = discriminator(image)
#Defining the combined model of the Generator and the Discriminator
combined_network = Model(z, valid)

Step 8: Training the network

#Normalizing the input
X = (X / 127.5) - 1.
#Defining the Adversarial ground truths
valid = np.ones((batch_size, 1))
#Adding some noise 
valid += 0.05 * np.random.random(valid.shape)
fake = np.zeros((batch_size, 1))
fake += 0.05 * np.random.random(fake.shape)
for epoch in range(num_epochs):
            #Training the Discriminator
            #Sampling a random half of images
            index = np.random.randint(0, X.shape[0], batch_size)
            images = X[index]
            #Sampling noise and generating a batch of new images
            noise = np.random.normal(0, 1, (batch_size, latent_dimensions))
            generated_images = generator.predict(noise)
            #Training the discriminator to detect more accurately
            #whether a generated image is real or fake
            discm_loss_real = discriminator.train_on_batch(images, valid)
            discm_loss_fake = discriminator.train_on_batch(generated_images, fake)
            discm_loss = 0.5 * np.add(discm_loss_real, discm_loss_fake)
            #Training the Generator
            #Training the generator to generate images
            #which pass the authenticity test
            genr_loss = combined_network.train_on_batch(noise, valid)
            #Tracking the progress                
            if epoch % display_interval == 0:

Epoch 0:

Epoch 2500:

Epoch 5000:

Epoch 7500:

Epoch 10000:

Epoch 12500:

Note that the quality of images increases with each epoch.

Step 8: Evaluating the performance

The performance of the network will be evaluated by comparing the images generated on the last epoch to the original images visually.

a) Plotting the original images

#Plotting some of the original images 
s = 0.5 * s + 0.5
f, ax = plt.subplots(5,8, figsize=(16,10))
for i, image in enumerate(s):
    ax[i//8, i%8].imshow(image)
    ax[i//8, i%8].axis('off')

b) Plotting the images generated on the last epoch

#Plotting some of the last batch of generated images
noise = np.random.normal(size=(40, latent_dimensions))
generated_images = generator.predict(noise)
generated_images = 0.5 * generated_images + 0.5
f, ax = plt.subplots(5,8, figsize=(16,10))
for i, image in enumerate(generated_images):
    ax[i//8, i%8].imshow(image)
    ax[i//8, i%8].axis('off')

On visually comparing the two sets of images, it can be concluded that the network is working at an acceptable level. The quality of images can be improved by training the network for more time or by tuning the parameters of the network.

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