“Man is the sex organ of the machine world.” —Marshall McLuhan
The pictures on this page were all designed by a machine learning algorithm written by the team at Google Brain. Art is the latest frontier AI companies are trying to tackle. Slowly but surely AI is becoming better and better at more and more things.
The program, called Google Deep Dream, learned how to identify objects by scanning millions of photos pixel by pixel. First it learned how to distinguish between all the colors and shades, then it scanned for border areas between objects. Over time it learned how to separate one object from another and built up a catalog of every object from every picture it had scanned. It then figured out how to arrange and categorize objects that had similar characteristics and learned how to recreate random composites of those objects. Finally when prompted it displayed a random set of those pictures over a landscape template.