NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Software Can Turn a Doodle into Realistic Images


If you are anything like me, your stick figures and sketches barely have chance getting recognized by a young child.  NVIDIA is looking to change that using a deep learning model that turns rough doodles into incredible realistic lifelike images.

Take a look at this video below where they show the smart paintbrush in action converting simple color block style drawings into lifelike scenes.

Bryan Catanzaro, vice president of applied deep learning research at NVIDIA explains some of the technology details in the quotes from a NVIDIA blog post below.

“It’s much easier to brainstorm designs with simple sketches, and this technology is able to convert sketches into highly realistic images.”

“It’s like a coloring book picture that describes where a tree is, where the sun is, where the sky is,” Catanzaro said. “And then the neural network is able to fill in all of the detail and texture, and the reflections, shadows and colors, based on what it has learned about real images.”

“This technology is not just stitching together pieces of other images, or cutting and pasting textures,” Catanzaro said. “It’s actually synthesizing new images, very similar to how an artist would draw something.”

We can’t wait to see where this technology is heading.  Stay tuned to The Lasco Press website and printed newspaper for more upcoming technology and other news.

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