This AI turns your photos into paintings as you watch

I sometimes fantasize about hanging a huge painted portrait of your servant on my bedroom wall. Visitors would be required to kneel in front of the photo and leave a gift underneath as a token of respect.

Unfortunately, I don’t have the money to buy artwork or the skills to paint one myself. But these barriers will no longer prevent me from achieving my dream.

A team of researchers has developed a tool that will paint your portrait for you.

Called Paint Transformer, the system predicts the parameters of a stroke set with an anticipation network.

“This way our model can generate a set of strokes in parallel and get the final 512 × 512 size painting in near real time,” the researchers wrote in their study paper.

AI turns photos into paintings.