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    What Computers Dream of When They Look at Porn (NSFW)

    Written by Jason Koebler

    Google recently unleashed its image identification artificial neural network to the internet masses, and, predictably, the internet has quickly decided to turn it into psychedelic porn for robots.

    Google's DeepDream program takes images fed into the company's image recognition system and turns them into the most extreme version of that image imaginable. The network snags tiny portions of an image and runs it through its recognition system, exaggerating small features within it. As we explained last month:

    "This basically generated a feedback loop, which exaggerated or read more meaning into simple features. For example, the researchers explained that: 'If a cloud looks a little bit like a bird, the network will make it look more like a bird. This in turn will make the network recognize the bird even more strongly on the next pass and so forth, until a highly detailed bird appears, seemingly out of nowhere.'"

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    The output is ridiculously trippy, often creepy images that really have nothing to do with dreams at all but look nightmarish all the same. Anyways, Google recently released the code for DeepDream, and the internet has had a jolly good time running things like Fear and Loathing through it. There's even a subreddit for it now, and the users there have obviously decided to transform all manner of NSFW images using the code.

    If DeepDream can loosely be described as how a computer sees the world, can we say that these images are the way it looks at porn? Probably! Anyways, enough explanation, more porn for artificial intelligence:

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