Google’s Deep Dreaming Makes Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Terrifying!
Peter Donnell / 2 years ago
The art of teaching computers how to see is truly incredible, the amount of processing that needs to be done to identify shapes and patterns is staggering, but our brains do it so quick, we don’t even realise it’s happening. Computers, on the other hand, can show how they’re working stuff out, something we can directly do with our brains. The end result is some seriously trippy images, as faces, animals and more are extrapolated from the image data with hypnotic, terrifying and beautiful results.
So what happens if you start with some already pretty trippy subject matter? Say, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, then feed it through the Google deep learning program called Deep Dreaming? Well, just take a look at these still images from Deep Dreaming and you’ll see what I mean. Not make sure you don’t have a headache, be warned of some strobing to the video below and prepare to see the twisted way Google’s computers see our world.
Some NSFW language in the video below.
It’s both pretty amazing what I’m seeing, but I don’t admit to being able to comprehend it. A rather fitting perspective on that particular movie though, wouldn’t you agree?