Datatonic’s AI-Powered Christmas Card Generator

Christmas cards have come a long way since the first one was sent in 1843, and so has technology. With the average person in the UK sending and receiving 17 Christmas cards a year, we wanted to see how we could harness the power of AI to create fun personalised messages for your 2021 festive wishes.

Try our AI-Powered Christmas Card Generator here!

Our Christmas card generator is underpinned by GPT-3 (third-generation Generative Pre-trained Transformer) for poem creation and a style-transfer model to produce a Christmas stylised image. GPT-3 is a large neural network that has been trained using internet data to produce human-like text. In the Natural Language Processing (NLP) world, GPT-3 holds the record of being the largest model ever built, so we decided to put it to the test and see if its poetic skills live up to the fame! 

The style-transfer model used for image stylisation is a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) formulated in the structure of an encoder/decoder. This model produces a new image by applying the style of a separate image (the “style” image) to the image that you supply.

The end result of using these technologies in tandem is a unique message completely generated through NLP and an image that has received a “Christmas makeover” just for the lucky recipient.

Ready to try? Click here to generate your AI-Powered Christmas Card.

Reproduction of the Christmas card designed by John Callcott Horsley for Henry Cole in 1843. This is recognised as the first Christmas card ever sent.

Stay tuned for our next blog post where we explain why we picked each tool, how we connected them, and how you can make your own card generator too.

Questions? You can reach us here.

Merry Christmas from Team Datatonic

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