The AI Playground Is Open
March 23, 2019

The AI Playground Is Open

You, too, can experience deep learning first hand in an entertaining way. 

Nvidia has launched AI Playground, an online space where anyone can experience its research demos first hand using their own computer.

“Research papers have new ideas in them and are really cool, but they’re directed at specialized audiences; we’re trying to make our research more accessible,” says Bryan Catanzaro, vice president of applied deep learning research at Nvidia. “The AI Playground allows everyone to interact with our research and have fun with it.”

The AI Playground site currently features three demos from standout Nvidia research published last year: Image InPainting, Artistic Style Transfer and Photorealistic Image Synthesis.

The Image InPainting model presents an AI imaging technique that edits out unwanted content and replaces the resulting holes with realistic computer-generated alternatives. Upload your own photos and see for yourself. This work was first published last spring at the International Conference on Learning Representations in New Orleans.

The Artistic Style Transfer demo takes the aesthetic of one image and applies it to another, with realistic results. For instance, a user can upload a photo of friends and convert it to look like it was painted in the style of van Gogh. The research was introduced in August at SIGGRAPH 2018.

The Photorealistic Image Synthesis model is a new deep learning-based system that uses conditional generative adversarial networks to generate photorealistic images and virtual environments. The demo is based on research presented in June at the Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition in Salt Lake City.

More demos will be added in the near future.