Inside Google’s First DeepDream Art Show

In June of 2015, a seemingly innocuous post on Google’s research blog detailed new work being done on a type of artificial intelligence. Even if you only skimmed the entry, you could tell that something extraordinary was afoot: It showed showed bizarre, dreamlike mutations of banal photographs, courtesy of a neural network called DeepDream that learned how to make images by looking at millions of them. “DeepDream had gone viral and everyone’s experience was seeing the work on their phone or laptop screens.”In essence, they were machine dreams. “Yes, androids do dream of electric sheep,” wrote The Guardian. Soon the story had gone viral, providing the rest of the world an introduction to the burgeoning community of engineers and artists working on computer vision and neural networks, on which Deep…


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