Who drew this? A computer… or Van Gogh?

German researchers have created a machine-learning algorithm that can take a photograph and make it look like a drawing by Vincent van Gogh or Pablo Picasso. In addition to benefiting art lovers worldwide (think of the new Instagram filters this could unleash), this will help computer scientists figure out how to teach computers better ways to classify images. In short, computers will get better at “seeing.” Companies ranging from Google and Facebook to the U.S. department of defense are all trying to make advances in computer vision, which will help usher in innovations as significant as driverless cars and as mundane as better social-networking software. Getting computers to help us parse and categorize visual data could help humans deal with the increasing flood of information, as well as helping us…


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