New Media Lab algorithm brings Halloween scares to the world of AI

Visitors to “The Nightmare Machine” website can help train an algorithm to create scary images By Vivian Zhong Nov. 2, 2016 A team from the Media Lab recently debuted an artificial intelligence project called The Nightmare Machine in time for Halloween. The project involves training a deep learning algorithm to generate scary depictions of buildings and human visages. Visitors to the project website, nightmare.mit.edu, can vote on the scariness of computer-generated “Haunted Places” and “Haunted Faces” to help train the algorithm to create optimally scary images.  The Tech reached out the team, which comprises post-doc Pinar Yanardag, research scientist Manuel Cebrian, and associate professor Iyad Rahwan, to learn more about the motivations and goals of the project. The Tech: What motivated your team to come together for this project? Manuel: Following…


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