Researchers Build ‘Nightmare Machine’

Enlarge this image The U.S. Capitol on October 11, 2016. An MIT project distorted photos of the capitol building and other famous sites using an artificial intelligence algorithm to make horror images. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mark Wilson/Getty Images A bloody Taj Mahal. A haunted Colosseum. A toxic Capitol Hill. Welcome to the “Nightmare Machine,” a horror-imagery project created by three researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Pinar Yanardag, Manuel Cebrian and Iyad Rahwan used artificial intelligence algorithms “to learn how haunted houses, or toxic cities look. … Then, we apply the learnt style to famous landmarks and present [to] you: AI-powered horror all over the world!” The project website is up just in time for Halloween but the method is not new — the algorithm…

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