Theconversation. Actor, director, model, teen vampire movie star – now Kristen Stewart can add research author to her list of credentials.
Stewart, best known for her portrayal of Bella Swan in the Twilight Saga films, has co-written an article published in Cornell University’s online library arXiv. It explains the artificial intelligence technique used in her new short film, Come Swim, that enables footage to take on the visual appearance of a painting. Many popular software programs, such as Adobe Photoshop and GIMP, already provide filters that can make photographs take on the general style of oil paintings, pen sketches, screen-prints or chalk drawings, for example. The algorithms needed to accomplish this first began to produce aesthetically pleasing results in the early 1990s. The techniques that Stewart and her colleagues examine in their article take this idea much further. The article is relatively brief, at just three pages including references.
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