The first step is gathering chat messages and comments. With our idea to make it easily accessible, Remo.tv is a natural pick. It's a robot streaming platform which allows you to connect all kinds of hardware to the internet, and let anyone control them. It also has a chat functionality and the ability to display images, which is exactly what we're looking for!
In this, case the hardware we'll be using is a Raspberry Pi.
Once setup, our Raspberry Pi can start receiving the chat messages, sent via Remo.tv.
With Remo.tv setup we can move on the artsy part. Each comment that we receive needs to be transformed into art, and to achieve this we'll be using some artificial intelligence magic.
Luckily there as another platform to make our life easy, DeepAI. They have all kinds of AI related features, but the ones we are interested in are their APIs.
The first API we use is Text To Image, all we need to do is send a text and wait for the magic to happen.
In the above picture you can see the result of sending A dog with a funny hat.
Our generated picture isn't art just yet, so we use their Fast Style Transfer. This API expects an original image, in our case our generated one, and a style to apply. You can see the result of combining our dog with a funny hat and a classic van Gogh painting.