Machines are dreaming
Artificial intelligence (AI) related works performed by Google for image recognition started to break the boundaries. The Google Neural Network now creates some hallucinatory images which contain similar image patterns buried in them. Some of these images are really beautiful as in the following:
But, not all of these pictures are lovely. Some of them are irritating, even fearful:
An article by Alex Hern published in the guardian.com on 18 June 2015 is mind blowing:
“What do machines dream of? New images released by Google give us one potential answer: hypnotic landscapes of buildings, fountains and bridges merging into one.
The pictures, which veer from beautiful to terrifying, were created by the company’s image recognition neural network, which has been “taught” to identify features such as buildings, animals and objects in photographs.
They were created by feeding a picture into the network, asking it to recognise a feature of it, and modify the picture to emphasise the feature it recognises. That modified picture is then fed back into the network, which is again tasked to recognise features and emphasise them, and so on. Eventually, the feedback loop modifies the picture beyond all recognition.”
You can reach the original article by clicking the link in the reference.
Google had changed the rules of the “searching game”.
And now, artificial intelligence is at the dawn of the new future.