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19:00

Deep Dream

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Very informative article first.

Artificial Neural Networks used by Google are taught, by feeding them thousands of photos, to recognize various things (dogs, for instance). The way of testing if a Network learned the right thing, is feeding it a random picture (or just pure pixel noise) and asking to intensify any shapes that it can see - and it can see only what it was tought to see. That way, we can check if Network has learned the thing correctly.

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…Or if we made a mistake and it now thinks that hands are part of dumbbells.

Google has made the code (called Deep Dream) public. There is also a website that let’s one create his own pictures. This particular Network seems to be taught to recognize dogs, but there are also lot of other types, for example - buildings and landscapes:

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There is also an online live generator that recognizes about thousand different things (more about and more cool pictures here).

My favorites so far:

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Not only humans see shapes in clouds; Alice in Wonderland, anyone?

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I will never eat donut again in my life.

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