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Deep Dream as nightmare

by Critical Commons Manager

Describing it as "a journey trough all the layers of a artificial neural network," designer-developer Johan Nordberg created this video using Google's open source Deep Dream computer vision algorithm, originally developed to facilitate the transformation of massively scaled image information contained in media sharing services such as YouTube into usable data. Nordberg describes his process of creating the video, "Each frame is recursively fed back to the network starting with a frame of random noise. Every 100 frames (4 seconds) the next layer is targeted until the lowest layer is reached." Revealingly, Google's original name for this image recognition system was "Google Brain," which was used to publicly assuage cultural anxieties about the company's large scale data mining by using it to show that internet image data primarily consists of kittens and narcissistic self-portraiture.

Computer vision inverted

Google's Deep Dream computer vision algorithm is inverted to transform random noise into uncanny images

from Inside an Artificial Brain (2015)
Creator: Johan Nordberg
Posted by Critical Commons Manager