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
It's 2018, five years after Edward Snowden's documents revealed the scope of US and allied mass surveillance; after a string of revelations about creepy private-sector cyber-arms-dealers who sell spying tools to stalkers, criminals, and autocratic governments, Google has proposed "Chat," a new Android standard for instant messaging with no encryption and hence zero protection against […]
Russia’s communications regulator says it has blocked IP addresses owned by Google and Amazon because Moscow claims the internet addresses are used by the Telegram messaging service that was banned by Putin’s regime this week.
Steven Melendez discovered some public domain government documents in Google Books that the service wouldn't let him download because they had been misclassified as copyrighted; he filled in an online form and less than a week later, a human had reviewed the documents, agreed that they had been misclassified and removed all restrictions.
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