What do you get when you cross Star Wars and famous art? This algorithm can show you

Artificial intelligence has been dabbling in art to increasing acclaim over the past few months, but a new study brings its uncanny proficiency to the far-more-complicated world of video. Specifically, researchers have now found a way to apply the style of famous artists to entire videos, meaning that you can now watch Star Wars presented with your favorite artist’s touch. Researchers in the University of Freiburg’s department of computer science tapped deep neural networks to accomplish their task. [ Also on CIO.com: 10 questions to ask analytics vendors (before you buy) ] “Given an artistic image, we transfer its particular style of painting to the entire video,” explains the researchers’ recently published paper, which aims to build on earlier related work on still images. One problem with video…


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