Line-drawings (a) converted by two ASCII-converters (b,c), by a new deep learning technique (d) and by “artist” (e). You can try the deep ASCII converter on the web and read the recently published article here. Or at Motherboard.
ASCII art and deep learning?
My paper “ASCII Art Synthesis with Convolutional Networks” (DeepAA) is accepted by NIPS2017 Workshop for Machine Learning for Creativity and Design!
More info here, code at GitHub.