Sunday, August 07, 2016

OUTSIDE OUR BOX
How Computers Are Learning
To Be Creative 
Sunday Night Special
We're on the edge of a new frontier in art & creativity — & it's not human. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal scientist at Google, works with deep neural networks for machine perception & distributed learning. In this captivating demo, he shows how neural nets trained to recognize images can be run in reverse, to generate them. The results: spectacular, hallucinatory collages (& poems!) that defy categorization. "Perception and creativity are very intimately connected," Agüera y Arcas says. "Any creature, any being that is able to do perceptual acts is also able to create." .. 18 minutes

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