GauGAN renders scenes from scratch
By Farisch Hanoeman, March 20, 2019.
GauGAN, named after post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin, works by associating each color with a specific object. For example, brown for “rock”, light blue for “sky” and grey for “cloud”. Once a color is painted, a deep learning model trained on a million images fills in the texture. The app also has a tool for selecting time of day or style of painting. GauGAN is not yet publicly available, but important questions about disinformation and truth are already raised. Fortunately, the AI research community is already at work trying to tackle this problem.