If you thought the world was getting crazier, you were right! Japanese scientists have created a robot capable of generating “Manga art” without the input of any human artist.
The robot, named MANGAC, uses a machine learning system to create the art autonomously. Manga artwork, one of the most popular types of art from Japan, typically features characters with exaggerated facial expressions and exciting action scenes.
The robot uses a process known as “style transfer,” which allows it to take a piece of art and apply the style of another piece of art to it. In this case, the robot takes images of human faces and applies the manga art style to create a fully rendered manga.
What makes this project special is the level of detail that the robot can achieve. The scientists have programmed the robot to take into account facial features, hairstyle, clothing, expression, and other traits. After processing the information, the robot is able to create images that are nearly indistinguishable from those made by humans.
This groundbreaking accomplishment is yet another example of how artificial intelligence and robotics are becoming increasingly integrated into our lives. It comes at a time when technology is rapidly changing how we interact with the world. Who knows what else AI-powered robots will be able to do in the future!