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Edges2Cats is an image-to-image tool which uses a neural network of stock images to turn line drawings into pictures of cats.
In February 2017, developer Christopher Hesse released several tools using the pix2pix image translator ported to the TensorFlow open-source software library. Among the tools included edges2cats, which turns line drawings into cat photographs (shown below).
On February 21st, Twitter users began sharing screenshots of cat images made with the tool, many of which were accompanied by the hashtag "#edges2cats" (shown below).
Meanwhile, @EimhinMcNamara uploaded a video of the edges2cats app processing an animation of an anthropomorphic cat (shown below).
Here's a side by side of the two #animations for the #Edges2Cats experiment, difficult to check spacing, so basically reliant on memory pic.twitter.com/HTNnbQv4yx— Sad Dogs fanfiction (@EimhinMcNamara) February 22, 2017
News Media Coverage
In the coming days, several news sites published articles about the web application, including Laughing Squid, Kotaku, Business Insider, The Verge and UpRoxx.
 Affinelayer – Image-to-Image Demo
 Laughing Squid – edges2cats An Online Tool That Uses a Computer Neural Network to Generate Images of Cats
 Kotaku – Turn Cat Doodles Into Horrific Cat Photographs
 Business Insider – This website turns your cat pictures into photos
 The Verge – Please meet my terrible fur sons
 UpRoxx – This Website Will Turn Your Cat Doodles Into Unmitigated Nightmare Fuel
 Twitter – #edges2cats
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Feb 22, 2017 at 07:54PM EST
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