Why Google’s Deep Dream project is more than just a trippy tricky

Dreaming deep, sound asleep As machines become increasingly intelligent, they are also becoming more artistic. Google’s Deep Dream is making a huge splash on the web. It was originally coded by Alexander Mordvintsev, a programmer working in security systems who liked to play around with artificial intelligence as a side project. In the middle of the night last May, he discovered the lines of code that would cause Google’s neural net to generate original images that look like a psychedelic combination of Salvador Dalí and Lisa Frank. He posted his images on Google’s internal Google + account, and was soon paired with young programmer Chris Olah and software engineer/sculptor Mike Tyka to develop Deep Dream. REM for your RAM The Deep Dream team has created an entire gallery of surrealistic…


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