Friday, June 26, 2015

Do androids dream of electric sheep?

"Do androids dream of electric sheep?" is the title of a Sci-Fi book by Philip K. Dick upon which the cult movie Blade Runner is based. Well, Google recently investigated this question by setting up feedback loop in its image recognition neural network - which looks for patterns in pictures - thereby creating hallucinatory images of animals, buildings and landscapes. Watch the video below to see what an AI dreams of.

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