There is a sentence (the bold one) that I can't understand what the writer talks about :

All of the objects and animals in these images have been generated by a computer vision model called Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs)! This is one of the most popular branches of deep learning right now. It certainly helps that they spark our hidden creative streak!

Source : https://www.analyticsvidhya.com/blog/2020/01/generative-models-gans-computer-vision/

Hope someone could help me.

  • It's not a very informative sentence, but it means "GANs stimulate the creative aspects of ourselves; this helps them become more popular". I believe "our" refers to the community of his blog.
    – jonathanjo
    Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 14:47
  • Which word(s) do you not understand? Do you understand "it certainly helps"? Do you know what "they" refers to in that they spark our creative streak
    – Mari-Lou A
    Commented Jan 13, 2020 at 15:41

1 Answer 1


The writer of the website asks

Can you pick out what’s odd in the below collection of images?

Therein follows a set of eight seemingly random images ranging from a peacock to a salt cellar. I thought the reader had to identify the photo which had nothing in common with the other seven images but I was wrong, all the images are “odd” because they have been created artificially by machine learning systems called GANs.

The field of “computer vision“ nevertheless sparks (ignites, stimulates, unleashes etc.) our hidden creative streak, which refers to the ability to use imagination and intelligence in a creative, original way. Sometimes an ability (talent, gift) is said to be hidden if a person never knew they had it.

2. An element of a specified kind in someone's character.

‘there's a streak of insanity in the family’
‘Lucy had a ruthless streak’
‘Today's reading highlights the jealous streak in his character.’

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