A new program has recreated how Vincent van Gogh painted the world

Vincent van Gogh’s artistic genius took the art scene by storm shortly after his death. The tortured artist’s unique vision of the world still captivate the world today. Now scientists from the Bethge Lab in Germany have demystified how the influential painter interpreted the world using an artificially intelligent (AI) system that can learn any artist’s style, like the swirls and dots that are characteristic of van Gogh’s work, and replicate it on other images. According to Leon Gatys, PhD student and the lead on the paper published in the open-source journal arxiv, this is the first “artificial neural system that achieves a separation of image content from style.” To do this, the AI system had to first be “taught” the features of the famous painting before replicating it. The…


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