These beetles do not exist: Confusing Coleopterists is an AI trained on illustrations from zoological textbooks. The extreme formality of this art genre, and its placement within the public domain, makes it uniquely apt to the medium of generative adversarial networks: "Results were interesting and mesmerising."
I set up a machine at PaperSpace with 1 GPU (According to NVIDIA's repository, running StyleGan on 256px images takes over 14 days with 1 Tesla GPU) ?
I trained it with 128px images and ran it for > 3 days, costing > €125.
Results were nice! but tiny. … I loaded the beetle dataset and trained it at full 1024px, [on top of the FlickrHD model] and after 3000 steps the results were very nice.
No-one below Ph.D. level should ever trust an illustration of a beetle again!