Kristen Stewart is our fave femme fatale, auteur and now author of a paper on Artificial Intelligence.
The avant-garde actress just debuted her new film at Sundance and co-wrote a brainy research piece on AI.
Kristen Stewart is VIVISXN’s favorite ingénue and the prettiest polymath we know. Starring in films like Still Alice, American Ultra, Personal Shopper, Certain Women, etc., she slays cult cinema like a samurai slices through sushi. Last week she killed it at Sundance with her artsy, algo-laced short film, Come Swim — a poetic, visceral and meditational flick that resembles an animated painting and utilizes some snazzy tech tricks.
Besides being a sassy cult starlet and starring in Chanel ads and Rolling Stones vids, Kristen recently released a paper on artificial intelligence (AI). Yep, the brainy actress co-wrote a case study on the topic of ‘neural style transfer’ — a teched out method used in the short film she just showcased at Sundance. ‘Neural style transfer’ is used to implement awesome fluid overlays — basically, layering images over other images, in the same fashion/cinematic style of Terrence Malick.
Her recent flick brilliantly utilized this technique in the opening and closing scenes to add a painterly and ethereal effect to the footage. The paper describes the short film as “a poetic, impressionistic portrait of a heartbroken man underwater…grounded in a painting of a man rousing from sleep”, which “evokes the thoughts an individual has in the first moments of waking.” The film incorporates a finely-tuned algorithm to generate the dream-like effects and juxtapositions (courtesy of K-Stew, Adobe and producer David Shapiro). We’re impressed! Check out the working paper at Cornell University’s online scientific research repository here.
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