May 112016

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!


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.




Are you ready to make your selfie great again? Buy your tickets before they sell out!