NVIDIA has been doing a lot of cool stuff with AI. One of those things is GauGAN AI, something of a predecessor to NVIDIA’s Canvas application, which we checked out here when I tried to recreate some of my landscape photographs with it. Well, GauGAN2 is here now and it’s gotten smarter. Way smarter. You don’t just paint coloured pixels where you want things to be anymore. Oh no, now it actually understands what you say!
The whole concept of AI has always been quite fascinating to me. Not so much the whole end of the world Terminator stuff, but how AI relates to imagery. That a computer can generate somewhat realistic-looking images with very little input from the user is just mind-boggling.
One of the companies at the forefront of AI imaging tech is NVIDIA. So, when NVIDIA reached out to me to ask if I’d like to test out the recently released NVIDIA Canvas and some of the AI-powered features in Photoshop and DaVinci Resolve on one of the also recently launched RTX Studio laptops, I jumped at the opportunity.
With cameras getting more and more advanced, we constantly aim to capture more details and higher resolutions. Even instant cameras are getting some new features, such as interchangeable lenses. But a Melbourne-based engineer and visual artist Dan Macnish has turned things the other way around. He has designed an instant camera that lets you shoot and print images – but instead of real-life scenes, you’ll get simple, crude carton doodles.