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This AI turns your photos into paintings while you watch

todayAugust 13, 2021 9

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I sometimes fantasize about hanging an enormous painted portrait of yours truly on my bedroom wall. Visitors would be forced to genuflect before the picture and leave a gift beneath it as a token of respect.

Unfortunately, I have neither the money to buy artworks nor the skills to paint one myself. But those barriers will no longer stop me from fulfilling my dream.

A team of researchers has developed a tool that will paint your portrait for you.

Dubbed Paint Transformer, the system predicts the parameters of a stroke set with a feed-forward network.

“This way, our model can generate a set of strokes in parallel and obtain the final painting of size 512 × 512 in near real-time,” the researchers wrote in their study paper.