Google’s Inception Module




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Google are an innovative bunch who invest in concepts which can be visually stimulating, I could have found a more apt word, but will stick with it. This time around the search giant’s creation, in this case goes by the name of “The Inception Module” and is software which is an artificial neural network which identifies certain characteristics within an image.

Sounds complicated but look at it this way, when you gaze at clouds you may find these clumps of water vapour morph into objects. This is a rudimentary viewpoint of the software which, when processing an image can over analyse what it sees and therefore, perceive something which is not present. Look below; it looks as if this jpeg has been designed by a Photoshop beginner, what it actually represents is the picture of the clouds was loaded into the software, the end result being the code has over defined to include the same result as following Ozzy Osborne on a night out.

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At this stage, the software is attempting to mimic the human brain which is extremely complex, in fact, scientists have yet to discover every part of the brain and the function with which it represents.   It’s a clever piece of software which no doubt will improve over time and with it, a greater understanding of how we perceive images.

Image Courtesy of New Scientist and ColdBox

Thank You arxiv and New Scientist for providing us with this information



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