Scary AI: MIT creates image-altering algorithm to haunt you this Halloween

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a ‘Nightmare Machine’ that uses state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms designed to transform images of “haunted” faces and places into terrifying pictures.

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The website features various “horror” images of iconic landscapes, buildings, places and faces generated by artificial intelligence.

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We use state-of-the-art deep learning algorithms to learn how haunted houses, or toxic cities look like. Then, we apply the learnt style to famous landmarks and present you: AI-powered horror all over the world!

MIT is asking the internet to help improve the algorithm by voting if images are “scary” or “not scary.”

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