Ganbreeder uses a machine learning technique called Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) to generate images that seem like photos, at least a first glance.
GANs use a pair of networks, one of which produces data and the other classifies it; the "generator"'s goal is to get the "discriminator" to identify its data as belonging to a certain class (like a stop-sign, or a fingerprint), while the "discriminator"'s job is to successfully discriminate between real data and the synthetic data created by the generator.
Ganbreeder uses a GAN to create creatures that appear to be objects of various types; you choose your favorite and the GAN produces a bunch of "children" for you to choose from, chasing down a rabbit-hole of weird, machine-learning found imagery. Fun!
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In 2014, Quentin Tarantino sued Gawker for publishing a link to a leaked pre-release screener of his movie "The Hateful Eight." The ensuing court-case revealed that the screeners Tarantino's company had released had some forensic "traitor tracing" features to enable them to track down the identities of people who leaked copies.
Rebecca Tickle is a PhD student in the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham, explains what big data is. She uses a handy “Five Vees of Big Data Mnemonic” — volume, velocity, variety, value, and veracity. She mentions that other people have come up with the “Seven Vees of Big Data Mnemonic” and […]
An adversarial preturbation is a small, human-imperceptible change to a piece of data that flummoxes an otherwise well-behaved machine learning classifier: for example, there's a really accurate ML model that guesses which full-sized image corresponds to a small thumbnail, but if you change just one pixel in the thumbnail, the classifier stops working almost entirely.
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