Astonishing look at how your computer sees, thinks and dreams

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Have you ever wondered how image recognition works?

Google recently revealed how their algorithm lets your computer know the content of a certain image by amplifying the feature of each object.

In other words, they explained how your computer sees, thinks and dreams, and the result is astonishing.



As Google admitted on its research blog, we are still far from fully understanding artificial intelligence, and how this particular process works:

"Artificial Neural Networks have spurred remarkable recent progress in image classification and speech recognition. But even though these are very useful tools based on well-known mathematical methods, we actually understand surprisingly little of why certain models work and others don't."

While the company posted some example photos of how computers "see" images, Google published the algorithm for the public and people started making incredible psychedelic art.

Here is a gallery with some amazing computer's dreams:

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Astonishing look at how your computer sees, thinks and dreams
A rare photography of The Puppyslug Nebula from the Hubble Telescope. #deepdream http://t.co/YjslsSlYAo
The #deepdream work by @samim is quite remarkable, neural nets telling deep stories about images. (v @samim) http://t.co/iZaggpE278
@kcimc this little monster is a half eaten doughnut :D https://t.co/zZ5euPgvsF #deepdream
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD #deepdream http://t.co/8P6ZYf5Dab
walking in sand #deepdream http://t.co/N4ynU46Mkh
Inceptionism is fun - thanks, @googleresearch! More here: http://t.co/K48WCr0BNl #deepdream http://t.co/DAVndOQFxd
Puppyslug all the way down. #deepdream http://t.co/Dro7ErdYdw
results on video are promising, stable low level features, high level features are too sensitive to noise #deepdream http://t.co/gScLe5Pk0U
Google's #DeepDream: When image recognition goes really wrong, and you get a spaghetti-dog. http://t.co/DvKQAC6qDx http://t.co/XomFTOpjVA
Deep Cheese Dreams → https://t.co/VuayKPvfK2 #DeepDream http://t.co/EC2boCZv71
Twenty Dollars #deepdream #inceptionism http://t.co/8KDNpH7zwW
This creeps me out more than it should @mtyka @317070 @sedielem #deepdream http://t.co/CN0H0n0fa5
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