Google’s Deep Dream Does Instagram

elsa5, elsa hoesk, instagram, deepdream, deep learning, instagram
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Social networks are abuzz with Deep Dream, Google Research’s trippy new inceptionism AI that sequentially enhances what it thinks are key features of images. You can tweak a number of parameters, producing pictures that range from fantastical to nightmarish.

I gave it a try using some of my Instagram pics (@amyleerobinson). But why stop there? With the help of Dreamscope, I gave both my friends and Instagram’s top celebrities the honor of a #deepdream treatment 😉 Enjoy the weirdness.

Golden Gate bridge and Destroyer Deep Dream, SF, San Francisco, DeepDream, deep dream, neural nets
@amyleerobinson
beyonce, instagram
@beyonce before
deep dream, deepdream, Beyonce, Google Research, AI,
@beyonce on #deepdream
Before
Original: @mackenzie_rt
deep dream, coffee, San Francisco, M
@mackenzie_rt
Original: @victoriassecret ft Candice Swaenpoel
Original: @victoriassecret
deep dream, deepdream, Google Research, AI, Instagram, Victoria's Secret, Candice Swanepoel
@victoriassecret ft Candice Swanepoel
GoPro, Instagram
Original: GoPro
GoPro, deepdream, AI, instagram
@GoPro
Original: @taylorswift
Original: @taylorswift
deep dream, deepdream, Taylor Swift, Google Research, AI,
@taylorswift and her cat
handstands, bikini, beach, instagram, deep dream
Original: @jen_es_care
deep dream, AI, instagram, yoga
@jen_es_care
yoga, yogi, zen
Original: @kinoyoga
deep dream, AI, yoga, instagram, kinoyoga
@kinoyoga
penguin, national geographic, Christopher Michel
Original: @chris_michel
penguins, deepdream, deep dream, instagram
@chris_michel
instagram, sidewalk, feet, flowers, deep dream
Original: @amyleerobinson
deepdream, deep dream, instagram
@amyleerobinson
espn, bodies issue, deep dream
Original: @espn
deep dream, deepdream, Odell Beckham Jr , ESPN, Bodies Issue, Instagram
@espn ft Odell Beckham Jr
Lily Aldridge, Deep Dream, Instagram, model, supermodel
Original: @LilyAldridge
deep dream, deepdream, AI, neural nets, deep learning, Instagram, Google Research, AI, model, Lily Aldridge
@lilyaldridge
Castle, Scotland, @amyleerobinson, Amyleerobinson, Instagram, deep dream
Original: @amyleerobinson
deep dream, deepdream, AI, instagram
@amyleerobinson
christiano, Ronaldo, deep dream, instagram
Original: @christiano
deep dream, deepdream, AI, neural nets, deep learning, Instagram, Google Research, AI, model, Cristiano Ronaldo, futbol, athlete, Instagram
@cristiano
RedBull,  Instagram, Red Bull, Deep Dream, AI, Google Research
Original: @redbull
deep dream, deepdream, RedBull, Red Bull, Google Research, AI,
@RedBull
Jenner, Kardashian, Deep Dream,
Original: @kendalljenner
Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, Deep Dream, deepdream, Google AI, AI,
@kendalljenner seems to be sprouting a goatdog with Kim K
@amyleerobinson, Amy Robinson, Costa Rica, Swimming, GoPro, Deep Dream, deepdream, AI
Original: @amyleerobinson
deep dream, deepdream, AI, neural nets, deep learning, Instagram, Google Research, AI, amyleerobinson
@amyleerobinson
Point Lobos, San Francisco, deepdream, deep dream, amyleerobinson, instagram
Original: @amyleerobinson
deep dream, google research, instagram, deepdream, deep learning, instagram
@amyleerobinson – can you tell it’s Point Lobos?
Earth, Space, Astronaut, deep dream, deepdream, AI, Google Research
Original: @AstroSamantha
deep dream, deepdream, AI, neural nets, deep learning, Instagram, Google Research, AI, National Geographic, AstroSamantha
@AstroSamantha – Earth from Space
Still from ISS Timelapse by David Peterson, ISS, timelapse, deep dream, deepdream
Original: David Peterson
deep dream, deepdream, AI, neural nets, deep learning, Instagram, Google Research, AI, National Geographic, ISS, Timelapse, video, space
Still from ISS Timelapse by David Peterson

 

Create your own images using Dreamscope.

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What if Google ads were replaced with inspirational words? It’s happening to me.

Holstee Manifesto, inspireWhat if when you visited an ad-supported website, you were shown the Holstee Manifesto?

Back in December I saw an ad for Holstee. For the first time ever, I clicked (and ended up buying inspiring notecards printed on 50% elephant poo). Since that fine day, Holstee has been stalking me.

And I love it.

I read about monkeys plaguing Puerto Rico and Holstee is there. I browse Colossal; Holstee is there. NYT, WSJ, YouTube..Holstee is there.  There’s really nothing like clicking on a link and getting a thumbnail of “share your passion” or even better — while wasting time on Reddit, “life is short” pops up and jolts my supernova self back into focus.

I occasionally click the ads and buy more things from Holstee, as much in joy to share their kind words with friends as to keep these awesome ads in my browser.

Have you ever experienced something like this? Have you ever tried hacking Google Ads?

In case you need visual proof, here are a couple screenshots:

monkeys plague puerto rico

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Spark Google+

Google+ is fresh.  I like the ability to curate degrees of filter bubbles. For example, I put everyone in the friend circle and some people in “TED” and “intelligence”.

Hangout.

I am stoked about soon inviting the intelligence circle to a spontaneous gathering.  Think – we could all watch the same TEDtalk in different locations – yet still together – then virtually hang out and discuss.  It’s like Skype, created by Google.

Spark.

Default interests (racecars, recipes, fashion) are easily overcome by searching for anything.  Here are the first couple terms I chose and notable results from the first page of results:

1.  “ideas”  ideas cause ideas

2.  “complex biology” biology of the creative mind

3.  “infographic”  how does a hybrid car actually work? 

I am impressed.

This is an expansion of the social network which already exists in your inbox.  It’s intuitive, which makes me curious to explore its functionality.   I’m excited to play with circles of friends and keep in touch at a distance in a more human way.

Go Google!

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