Watch this artificial neural network’s trippy reconstruction of “Blade Runner”

Blade Runner is the perfect film for experimentation with artificial intelligence. In Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic, Rick Deckard (played by Harrison Ford) hunts down and “retires” humanoid robots called replicants. A new class of replicants called “Nexus-6” are capable of yielding human-like emotional responses, further blurring the line between who is human and who is machine. This journey eventually leads Deckard to question his own humanity. So it’s all too fitting that a reconstruction of the film created by an AI could be mistaken for the real thing. Vox reported yesterday that Warner Bros. issued a DMCA takedown notice to Vimeo for hosting videos that appeared to be of the 1982 film. Except they were not direct copies, but rather trippy, hallucinatory reconstructions made by an artificial neural network as…


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