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Person Uses Artificial Intelligence To Bring 122 Anime And Cartoon Characters To Life

Cartoons and anime have been and are a big part of a lot of people’s lives. They offer us grand adventures, fun, and exciting plotlines and storylines, unique, driven, and lovable characters. But have you ever wondered what the characters we all know and love would look like if they were realistic?

Shenoa Loewy had the same question. So they decided to put that to the test using artificial intelligence, more specifically an app called Artbreeder.

Shenoa told Bored Panda: “I’ve had an interest in anime for a very long time, but it was only after finding Artbreeder that the idea of making characters came to mind. I started doing it just for fun and made some pretty rough drafts. Once I got better at making accurate faces and hairstyles, I thought it might be fun to share them with others. This is when I decided to start my Instagram account and later my TikTok.

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This Man Used The Power Of A.I. To Show Us How 10 Celebrities Who Passed Away Would Look Like Today

As sad as it may sound, some of our most beloved celebrities left this world too soon, and we never got the chance to see how they would look like today. However, one man was tired of guessing and decided to use the power of A.I. to see how a handful of celebrities might have looked like if they were still alive today.

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This Man Used A.I. To Show How The Kids Of 20 Iconic Fictional Couples Would Have Looked Like

If you’re a fan of rom-coms or TV series in general, you probably found yourself wishing that the romantically involved main characters would just cut to the chase and marry each other already. Sadly, due to various plot twists we don’t always get to see the happy ending, and are often left wondering how the offspring of these couples could have looked like. Well, our days of wondering might finally be over because one man decided to show us how the kids of some iconic fictional couples could have looked like.

Using the power of artificial intelligence (A.I.), Hidreley Diao combined the portraits of famous fictional couples and gave us a glimpse of how their children could have looked like. From Ross and Rachel to Peter Parker and Mary Jane, see the children of our favorite movie couples in the gallery below!

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Artist Lets Us Get A Glimpse Of What These 29 Famous Historical And Popular Figures ‘Really’ Looked Like (New Pics)

Bas Uterwijk is back on Bored Panda with more of his recreations (old post here)! Bas uses artificial intelligence to recreate paintings, statues, and many other things into a realistic portrait of what these historical figures could have looked like. Technology has come a long way, so if you’ve ever wondered what Mona Lisa, Van Gogh, or Shakespeare looked like in real life, this post is for you.

Bas has worked in CG animation and video games, but for about 14 years now, he’s devoted himself to documentaries and photography. He has a lot of experience with this type of technology. So when he started to experiment with recreations and AI, he found a new hobby and way to use the skills he gained through all those years. 

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What If Cartoon Characters Were Real: Artist Uses Artificial Intelligence To Answer This Question (51 Pics)

Once again, A.I. remakes make an appearance on Bored Panda. This time, we have a wide array of characters from all kinds of universes. From the beloved Frozen, to the classic anime Death Note, to the Cartoon Networks star Ben 10, you will be able to see what the main characters of these animated series would look like if they were a little more realistic.

The artist known as Darky Artist on Instagram decided to try out this new technology combined with their skills in Photoshop. The result is quite interesting. The artist told Bored Panda: “I have used a tool called Artbreeder to generate the base images, then edit as per requirement using Photoshop.”

More info: Instagram#1 

Flynn Rider From Tangled

Flynn Rider From Tangled

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A Dumbo Octopus1 hour ago

Oh my f*****g god…STOP CALLING THIS GUY AN ARTIST! He uses a completely FREE website called ArtBreeder and barely photoshops anything. He’s claiming a complex AI’s work as his own when he barely did s**t, so stop praising him PLEASE!4ReplyView more comments#2 

Tiana From Princess And The Frog

Tiana From Princess And The Frog

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Kizzie55 minutes ago

It looks fake around her mouth1ReplyView more comments#3 

Pocahontas

Pocahontas

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Sabse1 hour ago

Don’t mess with her!0Reply#4 

Mulan

Mulan

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Sabse1 hour ago

Perfect.0Reply#5 

Merida From Brave

Merida From Brave

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Kizzie55 minutes ago

Her chin?1Reply#6 

Belle From Beauty And The Beast

Belle From Beauty And The Beast

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Tarzan

Tarzan

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JUILIANA RANGEL1 minute ago

it is safe to say this but he is hot0Reply#8 

Barbie

Barbie

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Ariel From The Little Mermaid

Ariel From The Little Mermaid

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Call Me Mars1 hour ago

Her lips remind me of Emma Watsons!0Reply#10 

Snow White

Snow White

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Tinkerbell From Peter Pan

Tinkerbell From Peter Pan

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Jack Frost

Jack Frost

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Hiccup From How To Train Your Dragon

Hiccup From How To Train Your Dragon

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Kristoff From Frozen

Kristoff From Frozen

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Aladdin

Aladdin

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Merida From Brave

Merida From Brave

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Merida From Brave

Merida From Brave

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Mikasa From Attack On Titan

Mikasa From Attack On Titan

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Shang From Mulan

Shang From Mulan

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The cation23 minutes ago

hmmm,he looks a little more good looking in the movies 😉0Reply#20 

Ben Tennyson From Ben 10

Ben Tennyson From Ben 10

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Esmeralda From The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

Esmeralda From The Hunchback Of Notre Dame

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Jack Frost

Jack Frost

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Moana

Moana

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Anna From Frozen

Anna From Frozen

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Cinderella

Cinderella

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David K1 hour ago

This is not how I imagine real life Cinderella.2Reply#26 

Rapunzel From Tangled

Rapunzel From Tangled

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Sarcastic Cow10 minutes ago

Jaundice?0Reply#27 

Anna From Frozen

Anna From Frozen

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Princess Jasmine

Princess Jasmine

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John Smith From Pocahontas

John Smith From Pocahontas

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Prince Phillip From Sleeping Beauty

Prince Phillip From Sleeping Beauty

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Raven From Teen Titans

Raven From Teen Titans

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Daphne From Scooby Dooby Doo

Daphne From Scooby Dooby Doo

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Peter Pan

Peter Pan

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Shaggy From Scooby-Doo

Shaggy From Scooby-Doo

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The cation22 minutes ago

oof dang that wut i imagined honestly0Reply#35 

Prince Adam From Beauty And The Beast

Prince Adam From Beauty And The Beast

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Jack Frost

Jack Frost

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Max Caulfield From Life Is Strange

Max Caulfield From Life Is Strange

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Aurora From Sleeping Beauty

Aurora From Sleeping Beauty

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Misa Amane From Death Note

Misa Amane From Death Note

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Prince Eric From The Little Mermaid

Prince Eric From The Little Mermaid

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Prince Naveen From The Princess And The Frog

Prince Naveen From The Princess And The Frog

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Ariel From The Little Mermaid

Ariel From The Little Mermaid

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Bloom From Winx Club

Bloom From Winx Club

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Starfire From Teen Titans

Starfire From Teen Titans

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Aurora From Sleeping Beauty

Aurora From Sleeping Beauty

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David K1 hour ago

Disney´s Aurora had black eyes, not blue 🙂1Reply#46 

Levi From Attack On Titan

Levi From Attack On Titan

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Light Yagami (Kira)

Light Yagami (Kira)

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Rapunzel From Tangled

Rapunzel From Tangled

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Sarcastic Cow9 minutes ago

Another jaundice patient?0Reply#49 

Astrid From How To Train Your Dragon

Astrid From How To Train Your Dragon

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Elsa From Frozen 2

Elsa From Frozen 2

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Elsa From Frozen

Elsa From Frozen

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21 Artificial Intelligence Recreations Of Famous Paintings, Historical Figures, And Cartoons By This Artist

Artificial intelligence has become very easy to access to the public, which has made it very popular. Artists all over are combining their skills and AI to create all kinds of edits. Even most apps have filters that use AI to make you look older, younger, or even a different gender.

This San Francisco-based graphics artist uses this new technology to see how famous paintings and cartoon characters would look if they were realistic, and how artificial intelligence recreates historical figures from paintings or portraits on money bills.

On his website, Nathan says: “I am a technical director, creative technologist, visual effects supervisor, and motion graphics artist with over a decade of experience. Currently exploring the intersection of art and AI.”

More info: Instagram | twitter.com | nathanshipley.com#1 

Miles Morales From Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Miles Morales From Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

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Aria Whitaker3 hours ago

His hair looks more realistic in the cartoon version….IMO.7ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

Nathan Shipley answered some questions for us. He told us what inspired him to create these edits: “On one side, I love to create impossible images and explore new technology. I’ve got a background in animation and visual effects and once I saw what is possible using AI and machine learning tools, I realized there are so many things that could be done with them that would otherwise be impossible. Even some things that may be technically possible with VFX and CG could still be very time-consuming or expensive, whereas AI enables entirely new possibilities.

On the other side, it’s fascinating to explore how an AI model built on a particular dataset with a particular framework can ‘see’ the world and then transform images. The AI ‘knows’ only what it has already seen and filters the world through this lens. Each little tweak to the dataset, the training parameters, the model, and the input imagery all have the possibility to change the output. This is a space to explore how artificial neural networks interpret the world in a way that can be similar to our own minds. I’m not saying that an image I created is what Mona Lisa actually looked like, but it is how the machine sees her based on this particular arrangement of variables. That, to me, is fascinating.”#2 

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

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mysty5 hours ago

nahh you grabbed a time machine and went back in time for this one.4ReplyView more comments

“I have always loved to draw, take photos and paint. I’ve also always had a computer around since I was in elementary school using a 286 with MS-DOS and no hard drive. The combination of traditional art and technology has been a natural step for me and led to my career in VFX and animation.

My current interest in exploring face manipulation and generative art using AI and machine learning started with a project for the Salvador Dali museum called Dali Lives in 2018. I used early deepfake code to bring Dali back to the museum to talk to visitors about his art. From here, I moved into working with GANs and realized how powerful neural networks can be for image processing and generation! For me, creating art is both an expression of curiosity and an act of exploration through process.”#3 

Elastigirl From The Incredibles

Elastigirl From The Incredibles

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Benjámin Dorogi6 hours ago

Heavy Jenna Coleman vibes 😀6Reply#4 

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

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Martha Meyer5 hours ago

The AI completely left out her see-through veil and the middle part in her hair.8ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://6481d5b429d408a5d08a3d5c0f6a267b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

“My favorite part about creating art is the process of actually making it; the journey and all the exploration that goes with it.  I love having a problem and no idea how I’m going to solve it, putting my headphones on, losing track of time, and just trying things until it works. 

It’s great to see a finished image, but it’s even more exciting to try new code, use code in ways it wasn’t meant to be, combine different tools together, and create entirely new art through new processes.”#5 

Miguel From Coco

Miguel From Coco

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Obi Wan Kenobi2 hours ago

Yeah this one is pretty good2ReplyView more comments#6 

George Washington

George Washington

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FatBaby4 hours ago

AI is horrible with hair8ReplyView more comments

Nathan has a 4-year-old son and he loves to explore the world with him: “We fish, go to the beach, paint, draw, read, play baseball, and pretend.  Otherwise I love running – it calms me down and focuses my mind.” 

The artist tells us more about himself: “I’m just a guy from the midwest of the United States.  I grew up in Indiana, went to Indiana University, and then worked doing animation for TV at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Eventually I was ready to leave Indiana and go to California.

I was very fortunate to first have the opportunity to travel around the world for a year with no plan before moving to San Francisco.  I flew to Lima, Peru on a one way ticket and spent the next 12 months staying in a handful of cities in South America, Eastern Europe, Turkey, India, and Thailand.  If I got to a place I liked, I got an apartment and stayed for a month.

Traveling, being curious about the world and meeting many different people goes quite well with creating art and just living life in general.

I did eventually land in San Francisco where I’ve spent the last 10 years working on animation, VFX, and creative technology projects at Google, Intel, and currently the ad agency Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.”#7 

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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Candice Nachman5 hours ago

It’s so sexist that it took out her very real unibrow which she was proud to wear9ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#8 

Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin

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Happy Days3 hours ago

He has a earing? HIPPIE BEN FRANKLIN!!7ReplyView more comments

Nathan explains how he creates these edits: “It’s a very iterative and explorative process.  In the most simple terms, a face is used as input for the software and the software generates new faces based on the input.  I have examples where I am creating “real” versions of painted or cartoon people and also cartoon versions of real people.

 More specifically, to create real people, the central part of the process uses machine learning to find a human who has a similar shape to the faces in an AI network created by Nvidia.  This network is created with a GAN (a kind of machine learning framework, this GAN is called StyleGAN) and trained on a dataset of 70,000 human faces (called FFHQ).  The AI learns how to generalize what a human face looks like and can then generate new human faces that don’t actually exist but look very realistic.

Because the network is trained on images of real people, it’s very good at creating more real people, even when you give it an input that is just a drawing or painting.

I have other examples using the same tool (StyleGAN) to create new images based on 400 year old woodcuts of Aesop’s Fables illustrations, Beeple’s library of everydays, and even custom datasets to make music videos for musicians like Qrion and Hiatus.  A lot of these are on my site here.”#9 

Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

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El Dee6 hours ago

Epstein-esque..3ReplyView More Replies…View more comments

“I have a core set of tools that I use from my background in animation and VFX (Photoshop, After Effects, C4D, Maya, Nuke) but the most interesting tools usually come from Github repos released by academics and machine learning researchers.  These are often run by editing Python code on a Linux machine which controls a machine learning library like Tensorflow or PyTorch.  

In fact, almost everything about these face images comes directly as output from the Python code.  I’ve been particularly interested in exploring Nvidia’s StyleGAN and a StyleGAN encoder called pixel2style2pixel.”

Nathan says that the actual images take minutes to create, however he had to go a long way to learn everything: “all of the learning and background I needed to get to the point has been a couple years of exploration and trial and error.  I even attended a conference at MIT called GANocracy back in 2019.

I’ve built an art player, for example, that can generate completely new, never-ending, totally novel art in real time.  Frames are made on the fly!  However, training the model and writing the code for the player was weeks of work and processing time.”#10 

Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera

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Al Christensen2 hours ago

We have actual photos of Rivera for comparison.2ReplyView more comments#11 

Diego Rivera

Diego Rivera

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The artist shared how he choses which people or characters to recreate: “I pick characters that I love (Miguel from Coco, for example) or historic people that we don’t actually have photographs of. Some faces don’t work as well as others but it’s really exciting when there is a compelling result! A lot of this is trial and error and me just publicly sharing the tests that I make as I go.

For example, I would love to see what Mona Lisa might look like and now I’ve got a realistic face that might be like her. I’m not saying that it is Mona Lisa, but it’s a possibility.

When people see my edits they say everything from ‘amazing!’ to ‘creepy!’ to ‘that looks like my cousin!’ They seem to be getting a good amount of attention, so at the very least they’re interesting!”#12 

Dash From The Incredibles

Dash From The Incredibles

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Ray Martin6 hours ago

The boy from the valley – uncanny valley.5ReplyView more comments#13 

Mr. Incredible From The Incredibles

Mr. Incredible From The Incredibles

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EJEGUL ATABAYEVA3 hours ago

Patrick!?4ReplyView more comments

“Overall, I think the space of generative and AI art is a fascinating and very deep well to explore. I’d certainly encourage readers that are interested to try it out! The technical hurdles can seem daunting but with a little bit of background, you can really Google your way through a lot of this.

It’s also the sort of thing where academics and researchers present these technologies in a very academic or complicated-sounding way.  Understanding a paper called “A Style-Based Generator Architecture for Generative Adversarial Networks” can seem daunting.  However, seeing imagery created by artists with the same technology can be very inspiring!

I’d highly encourage readers to check out the work of Memo Akten, Scott Eaton, Mario Klingemann, Refik Anandol, Helena Sarin and Ben Snell to name just a few.  These are the artists that have been foundational in my own interest in exploring AI and machine learning.”#14 

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

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euanuglowisdead5 hours ago

a little ditty, bout Jack and Diane….2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#15 

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

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Ray Martin7 hours ago

Apparently, this “AI” doesn’t recognise hats.16ReplyView More Replies…View more commentshttps://6481d5b429d408a5d08a3d5c0f6a267b.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html

What do you think of these edits? Tell us in the comments and vote for your favorite ones! Don’t forget to go show some love to the artist on his social media accounts.

If you want to see more posts similar to this one click here or here!#16 

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant

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Obi Wan Kenobi2 hours ago

Not bad1ReplyView more comments#17 

Lil Miquela

Lil Miquela

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razan youssef6 hours ago

Looks like Dora the explora2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#18 

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

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Arctic Fox Lover2 hours ago

To be fair, the picture on the left is probably fan art that doesn’t look very much like the actual thing in Incredibles 2…0Reply#20 

Rembrandt

Rembrandt

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Erin S1 hour ago

From the Donald Trump School of Cotton Candy Hair0Reply#21 

Russell From Up

Russell From Up

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Ray Martin6 hours ago

Russell is suddenly 32, and his hair has grown around his hat.26ReplyView more comments

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35 Low-Resolution Photos Hilariously ‘Depixelized’ By This New AI Tool

When it comes to artificial intelligence (AI), there has been some pretty amazing progress made in recent years, like technology that can simulate paintingsremove grain from photos, and even create artificial humans just to name a few. And just recently Twitter user tg_bomze shared something called Face Depixelizer – a technology that can upscale low-resolution images using AI technology. And while it sounds (and actually is) pretty impressive, people quickly proved that this technology still needs a little tweaking.

People started uploading all sorts of low-resolution photos, ranging from video game characters to emojis, to the Depixelizer and got some pretty funny, and a little creepy, results. Check them out in the gallery below!

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This Clever AI Technology Transformed 30 Celebrities Into Classical Paintings

We’ve seen some crazy examples of artificial intelligence (AI) at work before, like creating virtual landscapes, fixing damaged photos and even creating people that don’t actually exist. Now AI researchers at MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab came up with a new clever technology that can turn any portrait photo of a person into a beautiful classical art painting.

The algorithm used to create the paintings was trained on more than 45,000 classical pieces of art and can render portraits that look like oil, watercolor and ink paintings. Someone decided to try out this new technology on some celebrities and now you can get a glimpse at how they would have looked like all the way back in the 15th century.

More info: aiportraits

#1 Keanu Reeves

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#2 Lady Gaga

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To create the paintings, the AI uses something called generative adversarial network (GAN) models. GAN makes two neural networks – a generator (looks at various examples and tries to mimic them) and a discriminator (judges if they are real by comparing them with the same training examples) – contest with each other in order to produce an acceptable outcome. The AI analyzed works from various famous painters like Rembrandt and Van Gogh.

#3 Adam Driver

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#4 Ed Sheeran

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Similar AI technologies have existed before but none were quite like this one. Instead of merely applying a filter on your face, it actually generates brand new features and selects what style to use for the painting based on the subject in the photo.

#5 Kit Harington

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#6 Dwayne Johnson

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“With AI Portraits Ars anyone is able to use GAN models to generate a new painting, where facial lines are completely redesigned. The model decides for itself which style to use for the portrait. Details of the face and background contribute to direct the model towards a style,” say the creators of the technology. “In style transfer, there is usually a strong alteration of colors, but the features of the photo remain unchanged. AI Portraits Ars creates new forms, beyond altering the style of an existing photo.”

#7 Jared Leto

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#8 Elon Musk

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“Portrait masters rarely paint smiling people because smiles and laughter were commonly associated with a more comic aspect of genre painting, and because the display of such an overt expression as smiling can seem to distort the face of the sitter,” explained the creators why no paintings show people smiling. “This inability of artificial intelligence to reproduce our smiles is teaching us something about the history of art.”

Check out the celebrity paintings in the gallery below!

#9 Snoop Dog

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#10 Jack Nicholson

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#11 Beyonce

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#12 James Earl Jones

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#13 Tessa Thompson

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#14 Jennifer Lawrence

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#15 Woody Allen

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#16 Elon Musk

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#17 Denzel Washington

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#18 John Travolta

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#19 Natalie Portman

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#20 Jared Leto

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#21 Jason Momoa

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#22 Kehlani Parrish

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How Technology is Humanizing Office, Retail and Healthcare Design

05.20.2019

By Cheryl S. Durst
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In the past 20 years, commercial interiors, workplaces and even our own homes have been enhanced and augmented by a variety of technologies. Whether it’s charging stations in your organization’s conference room or a robot in your living room that tells you the weather (and maybe listens to all of your conversations), there’s no question that the fully integrated tech realm we fantasized for the future has become a reality.

But despite a growing fear that technology is making us less empathetic, more impatient, less polite and, overall, less human, technology in our interior spaces can actually help us instead enhance our humanity in surprising ways.

THE OFFICE OF THE FUTURE, TODAY

By assisting with our needs, wants and work patterns, successful tech integration within workplace interiors means happier, healthier and more productive employees. These interventions can be as small as including accessibility-configured outlets at every workstation, or as big-picture as virtual meetings or artificial intelligence (AI)  automated lighting, temperature and window-tinting systems.

Smart workplace technology means customization, whether through equipping offices with reliable video conferencing and real-time communication platforms for remote employees or adding adjustable furniture or nutrition-sensitive kitchen models to offices.

PUTTING AI IN RETAIL

Today’s consumers are uninspired by traditional brick-and-mortar storefront models. With online shopping abundant and convenient, retailers have to come up with inventive solutions to get customers back inside a physical space. Creating memorable in-store experiences ultimately has more to do with understanding a shopper’s humanity — his or her needs, concerns and desires — and smart technology plays a critical role in that process.

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Tech-driven store models allow consumers the power to create personalized shopping experiences and make their lives a little easier. Take for example Nike’s latest location in West L.A., which links its interior to the new Nike app. Using a shopper’s browsing and purchase history, the app designs the shopping experience, with personalized suggestions, on-the-spot checkout and product scanning features.

Last year, U.S. grocery chain Kroger unveiled the “Kroger Edge” digital price tag technology displaying pricing and nutrition information for products, making it easy for customers to select and understand the food they are buying. This digitization of price tags also uses renewable energy and allows for Kroger to use less in-store electricity, making it a green solution to an age-old retail feature.

TOUCH SCREEN HEALTHCARE

Hospitals and clinics can be intimidating places, but technology is helping us create more intuitive, empathetic and dynamic healthcare environments. Rather than diminish the human touch, technology within healthcare design may actually help improve patient and provider experience. 

The Cedars-Sinai, Playa Vista Physician Office and Urgent Care in Playa Vista, CA, for example, was designed by ZGF Architects to provide high-quality, patient-centered services to the community in Silicon Valley by seamlessly integrating smart technology, planning and aesthetics. The location offers patients and staff advanced audiovisual systems, digital signage, kiosks and nurse call systems, all within one three-story interior whose design allows for adaption to future tech upgrades without putting the architecture in jeopardy.

Other healthcare providers have begun utilizing tech advancements like smartphone apps and virtual visits to enhance patient experience and access to appointments. Telemedicine services like evisit let patients contact their doctors remotely on smartphones or other devices to discuss health concerns, making it easier and less stressful to schedule one-off appointments or conversations.

Technology continues to change the way we shop, work, play and live. When effectively and thoughtfully used, it allows us to inventively integrate the human touch back into systems and networks dictating daily life.


Cheryl S. Durst, Hon. FIIDA, is the executive vice president and CEO of IIDA. She’s committed to achieving broad recognition for the value of design and its
significant role in our society.

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