Deep dreaming Bob Ross

Just when you thought it was safe to deep dream, along comes Bob Ross and his happy little glitchoggoths. Read the rest

Sketch a cat and edges2cats will create a deep dreaming catrocity that fits

The machine knows what cat parts are and knows where they go, and can glue them together to fit drawings of cats that you provide. Whether the results charm or horrify you might depend on whether you, yourself, are part of the simulation. The Next Web interviews creator Christopher Hesse. Read the rest

Deep dreaming at the grocery store

Take one trip to the grocers, add a couple passes through Google's psychedelic Deep Dreaming AI-based apophenia algorithm, and voila! You've materialized the extraordinary latent in the mundane. (via Beyond the Beyond) Read the rest

Trump Deep Nightmare: Google's Deep Dream AI run against a Donald Trump speech

This 'Trump Deep Nightmare' video is insane. Insanely accurate, that is. Don't watch while using psychedelic drugs, unless highly experienced. Read the rest

HOWTO: terrifying Deep Dreaming costume

Normally, choosing to dress up for Hallowe'en as a sassy pop-culture meme means you're not going as a terrifying monstrosity from our cultural nightmares -- but with the Deep Dreaming costume, you can be both, with dogs! Read the rest

Google's Deep Dreaming fills the 'net with psychedelic nightmare GIFs

Google's Deep Dreaming is an effort to allow computers to visualize the world through neural networks. The result, of course, is the psychotic nightmare landscape of an emergent machine intelligence, where holes become puppy eyes and anything long and thin is interpreted as a shimmering tentacle.

The subreddits r/deepdream and r/deepdreaming are home to a community of fans of the resulting imagery. Not all of it is horrible: I'm fond of this one posted by MethodOverDrive, suggestive of a) DMT at Battersea Dogs' Home and b) the next craze in "Magic Eye"-style coffee table psychedelia.

Some of the results are quite painterly and subtle, a gentle trip down other people's memory lanes:

But of course most of us are in it for the ironic Deep Dreaming horror, as exemplified in this incredible GIF doing the rounds.

The eyes 'n' tentacles imagery is due to the default material coded into Google's new software. Expect future developments to add more comforting source material, such as suppurating lamprey mouths and spider legs. Read the rest