Dr. Eyal Gruss, Ayelet Sapirshtein, Dr. Vered Heruti

Dr. Eyal Gruss is a poet, a new media artist, and a machine learning researcher. He is a Talpiot graduate and did his PhD in theoretical physics.
Ayelet Sapirshtein is a programmer, blogger, and maker. She did her MA in computer science.
Dr. Vered Heruti is the head of art education at Hamidrasha faculty of arts, Beit-Berl College. Her research deals with cognitive aspects in art, and text and image in visual culture.

About Pictures of Jap Girls in Synthesis: A machine that creates live, visual poetry. The machine reads, or listens to poetry in a variety of languages. It synthesizes in real-time, visual images illustrating its understanding and interpretation of the text. This is done using state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms for speech-to-text, language translation, and the AttnGAN (arxiv.org/abs/1711.10485) for text-to-image synthesis. While the results are far from photorealistic, we get images of surrealistic quality, containing colors, shapes, textures, patterns and objects related to the words and their context, and creating a poetic experience. This project was created in a 30-hour hackathon, at Geekcon-Art Hamidrasha 2018.

Dr. Eyal Gruss, Ayelet Sapirshtein, Dr. Vered Heruti
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