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A Neural Network Turned a Book of Flowers Into Shockingly Lovely Dinosaur Art

The estate of M.C. Escher may have just lost its lucrative stranglehold on the student poster market thanks to artist Chris Rodley, who used a deep learning algorithm to merge a book of dinosaurs with a book of flower paintings. The results are magnificent, and deserve a spot on the walls of our finest art galleries. Read More >>

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Scientists Are Now Using AI to Predict Autism in Infants

Despite all the headway that science has made in understanding autism in recent years, knowing which children will one day develop autism is still almost impossible to predict. Children diagnosed with autism appear to behave normally until around two, and until then there is often no indication that anything is wrong. Read More >>

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Someone Finally Hijacked Deep Learning Tech to Create More Than Nightmares

It’s been almost two years since Google liquefied our brains with its Deep Dream neural network and the nightmare-inducing images the technology created. But now, a team from the University of California, Berkeley is sort of doing the opposite—emphasis on “sort of.” Read More >>

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Sesame Street Trump is a Nightmare You Can’t Unsee

What happens when you run various photos of President Donald Trump and his associates through a deep learning algorithm that’s looking for images from Sesame Street? Pure horror. Gaze upon the results and imagine the president’s voice saying, “no Muppet, no Muppet, you’re the Muppet!Read More >>

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Are Your Selfies as Memorable as Mine? Let MIT’s Judgemental AI System Decide

Take one. Score: 0.905. Memorability: Very high. Thank you, LaMem. If you haven’t the faintest idea what I’m harping on about (let’s face it, why would you?), I’m rather happy with the MIT-built system that claims it can analyse just how memorable your pictures are. Read More >>

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All the Questions About Artificial Neural Networks You Were Too Afraid to Ask

This year has seen artificial neural networks hit the big time, with Google’s Deep Dream program introducing millions of people to the concept for the very first time. But if you’re still not completely clear on, uh, how the hell they even work–fear not. Read More >>

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Facebook Wants to Save You From Yourself and Your Drunk Selfies

Facebook is investing in artificial intelligence research to a potentially creepy end: The social network's top minds want to build software that can do anything from read your status updates to warn you when you're about to upload an embarrassing picture. Put another way, Facebook wants to stop you from uploading drunk selfies. Read More >>