When Computers dream
Have you ever heard of the deep dream? Google invented this software which works like an artificial neural network. It is now able to see and recognize patterns in images and interprets objects in them with its own datasets.
I instantly had the vision of lying supine ( meaning on my back;) in the green grass, staring at the skies – and discovering all kind of creatures in the clouds.
This relaxing moment where its possible to open the mind, play with thoughts, associate freely and allow yourself to think without any judgement –
Such a joy!
Funnily enough, in the pictures are always a lot of animals, especially dogs and puppies.
Here you can see the amazing effects on a beautiful carpet of textile artist John Allen:
You might consider Deep Dream as the hallucinogen or psychodelia of our time, or as just another funny app. Now maybe this development is still very much in the beginning and only gives an idea about what Computers might be able to perceive one day. Anyway – I think it´s extremely inspiring – and the best: you can generate your own deep dream pictures!
You can upload your pictures here for free if you follow this link:
And, of course I had to try it with a Cubelin as well :)
Hope you´re having fun with it :)