MIT’s ‘Nightmare Machine’ uses AI to give your photos a horrifying Halloween makeover

In “Playtest,” a recent episode of Charlie Brooker’s superb show Black Mirror, audiences got a glimpse at how the future of horror might look in a world of advanced neural networks and augmented reality. As with everything about Black Mirror, the world the episode portrays is a near-future dystopia, in which the technology is recognizable, but ever-so-slightly out of reach.It may be a bit closer than you think, though, based on a new machine learning project coming out of MIT, bearing a name from Charlie Brooker’s twisted imagination. In short, MIT’s “Nightmare Machine” uses cutting-edge deep learning technology to conjure up images designed to scare the bejesus out of us.And not only could it tell us more about how we get scared, but our fear is helping train it to become scarier all…


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