Do Artificial Intelligences Dream of Electric Sheep?

Quartz posted a fascinating piece on experiments at Google to determine what an Artificial Intelligence, might dream, or perhaps experience on pyschedelic drugs. To wit:

“Google’s image recognition software, which can detect, analyze, and even auto-caption images, uses artificial neural networks to simulate the human brain. In a process they’re calling “inceptionism,” Google engineers sought out to see what these artificial networks “dream” of—what, if anything, do they see in a nondescript image of clouds, for instance? What does a fake brain that’s trained to detect images of dogs see when it’s shown a picture of a knight?”

Read the entire article here:

And view the gallery of images “dreamt” here:


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