MIT demonstrates nightmare-fuel AI just in time for Halloween

Putting machine learning to a novel use as a social experiment, MIT’s Media Lab has debuted an AI that churns out nightmare-fuel images, just in time for Halloween. In the late autumn, it would seem, a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of gaping, disfigured maws, and things that lurk waiting in the night. We seem to have an inexhaustible appetite for being creeped out, jangled or outright scared, and the Nightmare Machine is quite the creepy fix. The idea is that you give the algorithm a photo and the algorithm will return a creepified version meant to give you the heebie-jeebies. While they don’t yet have a tool to submit one’s own photos for alteration, they have a set of demo photos transformed from a perfectly innocuous vista…

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