The Neural Net That Recreated ‘Blade Runner’ Has the Movie Stuck in Its Memory

The Neural Net That Recreated ‘Blade Runner’ Has the Movie Stuck in Its Memory

Source: Marissa Clifford, Motherboard

The AI that made ‘Blade Runner: Auto-encoded’ transposed the aesthetic of the movie onto other sci-fi classics.

Artist and machine learning engineer Terence Broad’s Auto-Encoding Blade Runner is the project Philip K. Dick would have made if he were a scientist.

In his presentation at SIGGRAPH 2017, a computer graphics and animation conference, Broad detailed how he trained a Convolutional Autoencoder—a type of neural network—to recognize patterns of data in Blade Runner and then reconstruct it, scene by scene. What results is an eerily-accurate full-length film that was so convincing that Warner Bros. issued a DMCA takedown notice to Vimeo when Broad first uploaded the footage in 2016. Read entire article…

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