Can Google’s Deep Dream become an art machine?

Moonage Daydream: art created by Deep Dream. Photograph: Deep Dream Over the last weekend in February one of Google’s computer science departments, Research at Google, co-hosted Deep Dream: the art of neural networks, with the Gray Area Foundation, a San Francisco non-profit organisation which fosters collaborations between the arts and technology. The idea behind the show is that surely a technology company which has pushed boundaries in tech can offer fine artists an app or two? But can it? Related: Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep The show, held in refurbished cinema in the city’s Mission District, displayed a series of manipulated, photographic works created using one of the tech firm’s artificial intelligence programs. In an opening address and an accompanying online essay, Blaise Agϋera y Arcas, a Google…


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