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Machine Learning with Dr Ahmed Selim

CONNECT Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin Dr Ahmed Selim takes to the stage at DogsPatch Labs in Dublin to discuss his new deep learning style transfer technique.

Full event details here.


“Painting style transfer is very popular nowadays. The idea is relatively simple: you provide a machine with a photograph and the machine paints it for you. While this works well with generic scenes such as landscapes, it is very challenging when dealing with selfies and head portraits. In this talk, Dr Ahmed Selim from the CONNECT Centre in Trinity College Dublin will present a machine learning technique for style transfer that specializes in head portraits. The technique uses deep learning models to combine information about the identity of an individual with information from the style of an artist to produce a faithful head portrait.”

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