Turn real into surreal with Google DeepDream
Early last month, Google launched DeepDream, a software that will turn any image into an (awesome, might we add) psychedelic illustration.
The program is built on advanced AI neural networks that have been programmed to recognize various images, such as dogs, eyes, trees or buildings. When an image is fed to it, DeepDream identifies the pre-programmed images in the new pictures, and the result is surreal, hallucinogenic and sometimes quite scary!
The code, which was created by Google engineers Christopher Olah, Mike Tyka and Alexander Mordvintsev using the Python language, was made available as an open source and users could share their altered images for everyone to see. Shortly after, someone took it a step forward by creating the web-based app Dreamscope, where users can upload an image and choose from 20 different filters to turn it into a trippy work of art.
We’ve put together some of the trippiest images out there, enjoy the ride!
Created: August 14th, 2015