Google’s Deep Dream robot can’t be stopped. Now the hyper-intelligent nightmare-bot terrorising the internet has taken on a map of Australia, and it’s just about the scariest thing I’ve ever seen.
The “Deep Dream” system essentially feeds an image through a layer of artificial neurons, asking an AI to enhance and build on certain features, such as edges. Over time, pictures can become so distorted that they morph into something entirely different, or just a bunch of colourful, random noise.
Tom Cosm decided to feed a high-resolution map of our great nation into the program, and produced some horrific results.
Click here for a high-resolution, zoomable image that will fuel your nightmares. I could stare at it all day.
If you really want to, you can go buy Tom Cosm’s terrifying Deep Dream map of Australia on Redbubble right now, or just give him an upvote on Reddit Australia where the image was posted this afternoon.