The “New Rembrandt” painted by an AI

A team of Microsoft developers, historians from Delft University and Dutch museums, and analysts at ING Bank have designed a computer program that analyzes and learns Rembrandt’s paintings in order to recreate a new one.

This new painting was designed thanks to deep learning and 3D scanners that screened more than 300 works by master Rembrandt. From this data, the deep learning algorithm extracted the main characteristics of the paintings and to get closer to the style of Rembrandt, he deduced that the painting should be a portrait of a man of 30 to 40 years, Caucasian, with a beard or a mustache, black clothes, a collar, that he wears a hat and looks to the right.

To reproduce the canvas, it was necessary to use a 3D printer, and the result is on the image at the top of this article.

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Nicolas Chen is the Founder and President of OpenDeepTech. He is also a Software Development Engineer who worked in many companies in various sectors such as automotive, aeronautics, medical, robotics, data science, machine learning and deep learning.

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