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When things get weird, PULSE gets weirder

As has been mentioned here previously, if restless creative minds are allowed too much time and unfettered access to digital technology, especially machine learning tools, things can get weird quite quickly.

Wag Denis Malimonov, whose aim is to popularise the creation of art using machine learning, fed the PULSE (Photo Upsampling Via Latent Space Exploration) algorithm images that it might not expect to receive and the results were quite creepy and disturbing. He then invited like-minded individuals to do the same.

“Users immediately began testing the neural network using characters from computer games, and began wondering why the algorithms work so poorly. Then they began to try on real people’s faces, the first of whom was Barack Obama. The result was a dark man of European appearance.”

Denis Malimonov

To see more of these oddities take a look at this page on the Bored Panda website.