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Searching for Bernie

Searching for Bernie

“Leaning Tower of Pizza”, BigGAN steered by CLIP using Big SleepI wrote earlier about DALL-E, an image generating algorithm recently developed by OpenAI. One part of DALL-E’s success is another algorithm called CLIP, which is essentially an art critic. Show CLIP a picture and a phrase, and it’ll
From Cat to Kitchen: a cautionary tale

From Cat to Kitchen: a cautionary tale

I’m not sure what was more unsettling: my recent failed attempt to train a neural net called StyleGAN2 to generate screenshots from The Great British Bakeoff, or my successful attempt to train StyleGAN2 to generate pictures of my cat. The problem with the cat pictures wasn’t that they
Trained a neural net on my cat and regret everything

Trained a neural net on my cat and regret everything

Recently I had my first-ever experiment with training a neural net to generate images, when I trained StyleGAN2 to generate screenshots from The Great British Bakeoff. Although recognizable as the baking show, it was a highly distorted, nightmarish version - it would have helped had the neural net been able
This is not cozy: AI attempts the Great British Bakeoff

This is not cozy: AI attempts the Great British Bakeoff

I’m a big fan of comforting TV, and one of my go-tos is the Great British Bakeoff. It’s the cheerful clarinet-filled soundtrack, the low-stakes baking-centric tension, and the general good-natured kindness of the bakers to one another. What better way to spread cheer and baked deliciousness than to
This neural net makes my sketches real

This neural net makes my sketches real

There’s a kind of neural net that will convert block drawings into its best attempt at a photorealistic scene. Now it’s easier than ever to try them out, without any coding or fancy computing equipment needed. Today I’m going to show you an algorithm developed by Nvidia
What is the opposite of guacamole?

What is the opposite of guacamole?

Last week I attempted to illustrate some neural net-generated racehorses by turning to another neural net - this time, one that generates images, called BigGAN. Using Joel Simon’s ganbreeder.app interface, I’m able to see what BigGAN can generate for any of ~1000 categories of objects. Not finding
Imaginary worlds dreamed by BigGAN

Imaginary worlds dreamed by BigGAN

These are some of the most amazing generated images I’ve ever seen. Introducing BigGAN, a neural network that generates high-resolution, sometimes photorealistic, imitations of photos it’s seen. None of the images below are real - they’re all generated by BigGAN. Preprints of the BigGAN paper are here
This AI is bad at drawing but will try anyways.

This AI is bad at drawing but will try anyways.

There was a paper recently where a research team trained a machine learning algorithm (a GAN they called AttnGAN) to generate pictures based on written descriptions. It’s like Visual Chatbot in reverse. When it was just trained to generate pictures of birds, it did pretty well, actually. (Although the
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