An Indian origin has authored a new ‘Artificial Intelligence’ system, with a co-author none other than Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart, who is known for her roles in ‘Twilight’. The new AI system can make movie shots just look alike as if they were painted.
Bhautik Joshi an Indian origin engineer has completed his studies from New South Wales and currently is working as a research engineer in Adobe “San Franciso Bay Area”.
The process relies on machine learning, which is a type of artificial intelligence. It gives a look of an impressionistic painting to certain shots in the film short, which uses allusive images to follow a man through his day.
The technique is being described as a neural style transfer, which differs from filters of Snapchat and Instagram.
Bhautik Joshi said that current filters work with the information in the image and on Instagram filters is just a color lookup.
To create effects, Snapchat and Instagram uses filters that are based on rules created by humans "If you come across this condition, do that to the image."
The Snapchat’s software is designed to recognize eyes in a photo, so if a person wants to make an eye look like a cartoon character’s, it cannot do that.
In contrast, style transfer, in this context, works by taking an image and breaking it down into blocks to identify its components and then comparing it to a reference image.
If a person wants to make an image look as if it were painted in the style of Van Gogh's "Starry Night", the AI software would look for these corresponding features in the image that you want to alter, using a technique based on so-called neural networks.
Joshi also said that sometimes, the results cannot be predictable, because unlike with the Snapchat filters, the computer is learning as it goes through the images.