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Tag: paint colors

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Paint swatches including Hog Wash, Light Persuasion, Lucky Chalk, Indecent Taupe, Classy Comma, Harrold's Koala, and Blarg

New AI paint colors

One of my first experiments with neural network text generation was to generate and name paint colors. I trained a neural net from scratch on lists of colors I could find online, and with no prior training on English or any language (and therefore no idea what paint colors were)
New paint colors invented by neural network

New paint colors invented by neural network

So if you’ve ever picked out paint, you know that every infinitesimally different shade of blue, beige, and gray has its own descriptive, attractive name. Tuscan sunrise, blushing pear, Tradewind, etc… There are in fact people who invent these names for a living. But given that the human eye
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