Disney Research shows off new style-transfer tech

Okay, this one is a little “inside baseball,” but I’m glad to see more progress using GANs to transfer visual styles among images. Check it out:

The current state-of-the-art in neural style transfer uses a technique called Adaptive Instance Normalization (AdaIN), which transfers the statistical properties of style features to a content image, and can transfer an infinite number of styles in real time. However, AdaIN is a global operation, and thus local geometric structures in the style image are often ignored during the transfer. We propose Adaptive convolutions; a generic extension of AdaIN, which allows for the simultaneous transfer of both statistical and structural styles in real time.

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