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Neural Networks, a longtime staple of Artificial Intelligence research, have recently enjoyed a renaissance in the hands of artists painting with GPUs and algorithms instead of brushes and easels. Style transfer, an algorithm used to read a particular painters style and recreate¬†existing images in that style, has been a recent focus of a number of artists, like Gene Kogan. As part of their exploration into the field of neural networks, NYC Resistor member David Huerta and Machine Learning Scientist JB Rubinovitz¬†from DBRS Labs have created a photo booth for style transfer, so you can redraw your face in the style of up to four artists, including Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keeffe!

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Once your photo is processed, it’s tweeted into @NN_Paint‘s timeline.

BONUS: Each tweet has a link to an animated .gif which shows frames at various points in the neural network’s progress.

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