Since Cory posted
about the Deep Dream image recognition algorithm last month (and Rob earlier today
) it's inspired an explosion of iterations like Roelof Pieters' DeepDreamed Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas
Using the movement's hashtag #deepdream, Twitter user Marpi_ tweeted a pretty freaky one: "this is when #deepdream starts to creep me out a bit. a strange creature appears where my friends' son is looking at "
Milek Smyk noted the similarities between DeepDream iterations and artist Louis Wain's shift from consensus reality to his later neurodiverse state of experience.
This deep dive into the neural network layers is also pretty trippy:
Previously: Teaching image-recognition algorithms to produce nightmarish hellscapes
Businesses like Adobe Stock use large, visible watermarks to deter copyright infringement; a new paper presented by Google Researchers to the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition shows that these watermarks can be reliably detected and undetectably erased by software.
That now-ex-Googler who published a memo explaining why it’s a fact that women are biologically unable to be good tech workers had a point, but honestly, the problem isn’t ovaries: it’s organs.
The New York Times rounds up direct links to several services surveillance opt-out screens, including some I’d never thought to look for (Amazon), as well as instructions for installing tracking blockers and no-script extensions that will limit the data trail you exhaust behind yourself as you traverse the net.
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