This Artificial Intelligence Program Knows What You Fear

[Image Courtesy of Nightmare Machine] Just because Halloween is over doesn’t mean the fears have ended. A new project uses autonomous computers to discover your deepest nightmares. The project, dubbed “Nightmare Machine,” comes from a partnership between Australia and the U.S. The algorithm would let a computer understand what makes certain videos or images scary. One would hope the algorithm would then remove the scary bits and replace them with something more appealing. However, it uses data to transform any photo into something terrifying. The images look like something out of American Horror Story, with faces in the images being just abstract enough to unsettle people. The hollow eyes, decaying flesh and added shadows up the sense of unease. The lovable Mickey Mouse looks terrifying standing in front of skulls.…

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