Youll Want to Display This AIGenerated Artwork at Home

first_img What do you get when you cross prehistoric creatures with colorful blossoms? An oddly beautiful piece of artwork.Chris Rodley used his own deep learning algorithm to merge a book of dinosaurs with a book of flower paintings.The result (pictured) is a truly magnificent composition that deserves a place on a gallery wall.“I got a crazy response to this tweet about some dinosaurs I made with the deep learning technique known as ‘style transfer,’” Rodley wrote in a blog post. I used deep learning to cross a book of dinosaurs X a book of flowers pic.twitter.com/xT7kjkOL9E— ᶜʰʳⁱˢ ʳᵒᵈˡᵉʸ (@chrisrodley) June 15, 2017In 2015, a team of German computer scientists used a deep neural network to copy a famous painting style and apply it to any photo—like a less trippy version of Google’s Deep Dream Project. (At a 2016 auction, art created by the neural network fetched as much as $8,000.)“Instead of reinterpreting everything as dogs at a psytrance festival on a beach in Goa, it copied stylistic elements like brushstrokes and lines,” Rodley explained in an earlier blog entry.Experimenting with a similar approach, he “soon discovered the results could be deeply unsettling—not so much an uncanny valley as an endless, Lovecraftian abyss.”Check out some of Rodley’s algo-horror outcomes, including a Trump family photo blended with various Muppets characters: such stuff as nightmares are made on.Rodley also merged dinosaurs with 19th century engravings of fruit (via Chris Rodley)Co-creator of Twitter’s popular Magic Realism Bot, the writer and techie encourages people to “try this technique for yourself” via the website DeepArt, which uses an algorithm to redraw one image using stylistic elements of another.There you can create unique work based on your latest selfie and favorite painter. Or, drop Rodley an email ([email protected]) to request a print of his AI-generated “Triceratops Flowers” concept art.He also revealed an equally delightful masterpiece of dinosaurs mashed with 19th-century engravings of fruit (above). Because why not?Rodley isn’t the first to make headlines for his intriguing use of a neural network: Research scientist Janelle Shane blogs about the AI she trained to invent chat-up lines, paint colors, metal bands, guinea pig names, and so much more.Let us know how we’re doing Stay on targetcenter_img McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS last_img

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