Think about what an average day looks like for you. Unless you spend all day locked in your room watching Netflix or sleeping, chances are you pass by a lot of people when you’re going where you want to go. Some people have long hair, some people have short hair, some people have big noses, others have small eyes.
The point is, how often do we stop and think about the different features of what we see every single day. Have you ever wondered to yourself, “what makes a face a face?” …
I started playing piano when I was five years old. I used to practice for about an hour every day and let me tell you, an hour felt like forever. I didn’t stop thought, and I kept on practicing though, because I really liked music.
Fast forward a few years and I started doing some really advanced stuff. My hands were literally flying all over the keyboard and I could play with my eyes closed. Just kidding. I wasn’t actually that good but I hope that for a second you thought I was a piano prodigy or something. 😉
I loved almost every aspect of playing the piano. The sound of the music, the feel of the keys… everything except for music theory. It’s like if you took an old dude obsessed with rules and you combined him with musical creativity and ingenuity. Musical grammar, rules to follow when analyzing and writing music, key signatures and time signatures. It’s all a bunch of random stuff floating across the page that you need to remember. …
You may have heard about the painting that was sold a few months ago for over 400 thousand dollars. It was created by an AI. If you think about that for a sec, it’s crazy!
Deep learning has advanced so much in the past few decades. We’ve gone from having computers not powerful enough to do backprop to ones that are able to generate art. Art! This was literally the only thing we thought computers could never replicate.
AI is becoming more capable than ever, and one of we’re generating artistic images is through a technique called style transfer.
So what exactly is it? It’s basically when you take the content of one image and you combine it with the style of another. This could be something like taking a photograph of a building and taking another image of a painting. Then mashing together a photograph of a building with a painting to make the building look like it was painted the exact same way. …