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   319

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.

AI to Help to Predict Earthquakes

AI was able to find a pattern in the earthquakes statistcs data that could report on disaster approaching
24 September 2019   159

AI started to prediction earthquakes. Geophysicists trained the algorithm in the laboratory, and recently tested it on a real earthquake. They say that AI is able to predict tremors in a few days, or even earlier.

This is an exciting development. For the first time, I think there’s a moment where we’re really making progress” toward earthquake prediction.

Maarten de Hoop

Seismologist, Rice University

The algorithm was provided with data on what happens in the bowels of the Earth before and during earthquakes. It analyzed combinations of about 80 statistical properties and found patterns that could speak of a new disaster approaching.