Good artists copy; great artists steal. - P. Picasso (sort of)Designers, artists, and engineers for that matter are always looking for ideas to integrate into or inspire their own work. This is one reason why Tumblr and Pinterest sites are popular, especially among visual designers: they make it easy for people to mine past work for new ideas.
This research, which uses deep learning to suggest fonts that match those captured in images, can be similarly useful. The difference is that in this case designers can use the real world to not only inspire them but also put them well on their way to utilizing found fonts in their own work.
What other types of recommender systems could be based on image or video recordings of physical objects? Could a photo link you to an architectural design pattern? A chair style? An approach to color use? Layout organization? Dance style?