Using machine-learning to auto-gen scary faces and hauntify buildings


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/23/using-machine-learning-to-auto.html


#2

I thought that some of the faces were quite scary in a disturbing, Francis Bacon style.


#3

I can’t say I’m scared in the least. Also:


#4

These look like cover art for young adult horror from the 80s.


#5

Hey anyone know if I’d be able to us this to generate a cover for my book, and it being legal to put on the thing for distribution?


#6

The first image would be at home in the manual for Deus Ex.


#7

Yeah… nice.


#8

Except much lower resolution.


#9

If you started from a picture you owned the rights to, I wouldn’t think there would be an issue (though it might make sense to contact the project to double-check). Starting from one you don’t own the rights to would be a much more grey area, of course. [insert standard not-a-lawyer disclaimer here]

Of course, it doesn’t look like the generator itself is available there, so that would also be a problem…


#10

Combine this with Google’s DeepDream AI…

http://deepdreamgenerator.com/


#11

Yeah, the NSW Filter images were much more disturbing than these.
These look like the computer is trying out Photoshop filters for the first time. But it’s all a part of learning I suppose.


#12

Since centuries

That’s some scary grammar at least.


#13

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