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Artists Used Machine Learning to Turn Hand Drawn Maps Into Satellite Images – Motherboard

“In a nutshell, what we are doing with this project is image to image translation. As this text can be translated into another language maintaining all the information, in the same way images can be translated in different representation of the same semantic content,” said Gabriele Gambotto, CTO and cofounder of Leva Engineering consultancy and a participant in the project.

Key Takeaways:

  • A machine learning workshop for artists in Milan spawned a project that uses neural networks to make city maps.
  • The project was born out of a workshop at Opendot Fablab, a digital fabrication laboratory, as well as a prototyping and design platform.
  • In a nutshell, what we are doing with this project is image to image translation.

“A machine learning workshop for artists in Milan spawned a project that uses neural networks to make city maps.”

http://motherboard.vice.com/en_ca/read/techie-artists-used-machine-learning-to-turn-hand-drawn-sketches-into-city-maps