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Transferring Artistic Style between Images w/ Bill Dirks

2828 Southwest Corbett Avenue
Portland, OR 97201, US (map)

We're in room 200 at the top of the stairs



Can one lift the style from one image and transfer it to another? We will discuss the first paper to use neural networks to do this:

A Neural Algorithm of Artistic Style Leon A. Gatys, Alexander S. Ecker, Matthias Bethge https://arxiv.org/abs/1508.06576

We will go through the algorithm. I will present some example artistic transfers and discuss when it seems to work well and when it doesn't. I'd also like to get ideas from people about other use cases and generalizations.

If people are interested, we can also discuss practical implementation issues that may be glossed over by the paper. One implementation is available in the official pytorch tutorials. While it is a good place to start, there are some errors to look out for:


There also seem to be many TensorFlow tutorials available.

Bio: Currently Bill Dirks is a full time new dad. On the side, he is making art using machine learning. Previously, he worked as a software engineer for such companies as Google, New Relic, and Amazon.