Artificial intelligence image synthesis is now able to produce realistic images from simple, hand-drawn shapes.
Nvidia’s Artificial Intelligence tool to create Artwork
The AI based artwork tool is built by Nvidia. The tool is called GauGAN, and is available for anyone to use online for free on Nvidia’s AI playground.
Although there are several implications of this technology, but the free Beta version of the application is fun and allows non-artsy people (like me) to unleash our creative side.
How does GauGAN work?
GauGAN works using a machine learning system that’s known as a Generative Adversarial Network, which uses a statistical approach that allows two agents, known as the generator and the discriminator, to engage in an optimization based competition.
This process is a type of unsupervised learning for AI.
This technique ultimately creates more accurate, high-resolution renderings of photos from hand drawn shapes.
As a user, you apply filters and select various labels from which the system will apply a style transfer algorithm to modify the color composition of basic single-colored areas and turn them into more photorealistic scenes.
How will AI Art Creation tools be used?
For digital graphic related disciplines, GauGAN is already being used by artists to build rapid prototypes of scenes and conceptual designs.
The time saving potential that tools like GauGAN will enable are huge.
For the world of video game development, the same is true. As video game creators like Fortnite embark on advancing their in-game creative mode, similar tools could be added to help players make quick mock-ups of maps and environments.
Nvidia Ai playground: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/research/ai-playground/