Neural Network to Create Photos From Sketches

The developers can create apps with a Python written neural network called iSketchNFill, code of which is available at GitHub
30 September 2019   866

A real-time neural network turns sketches into photographs. A group of American and British experts led by a developer from Adobe Research created such a system called iSketchNFill. The algorithm consists of two parts. One draws a sketch, the second makes a realistic photo out of the finished picture.

Based on the neural network, the developers created an application for Linux and macOS. Its code is available at GitHub.

The application has two windows. In the first, the user schematically draws an object, and in the second, he creates a neural network in real time. Before you start drawing, you need to select a specific object from the list. The neural network can handle sketches of faces, cars, bicycles, as well as some fruits and berries.

BNC to Monitor BTC Community's Mood

The system called Twitter Sentiment analyzes over 34M BTC-related Twitter posts each week, using AI to track the mood of the community
22 January 2020   462

Blockchain-based New Zealand-based research firm Brave New Coin (BNC) has unveiled a new system for measuring the mood of the Bitcoin community based on Twitter messages.

According to BNC, the new Twitter Sentiment rating system analyzes over 34 million BTC-related Twitter posts each week. The company uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that look for records containing the words bitcoin, $ BTC and BTC and others.

BNC notes that user sentiment continues to be a “significant” factor in the price and dynamics of digital assets, and a new technique has been developed to track these sentiments. According to the BNC, it took 18 months to launch the Bitcoin Twitter Sentiment. The data obtained is divided into seven categories - Opinion, Technical Information, Inside the Network, Advertising, Bots, Macros and Hacking.

For the week ending January 17, the most common entries were in the Opinion category - their number was 30.42% of all data received. In second place was the category Technical Information, and in third inside the network (includes information on mining and hashrate).

BNC spokeswoman Pierre Ansaldi said that during the first quarter of this year, the company will also launch community sentiment analysis tools for other crypto assets.