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Nightmarish Image Generators

MIT's 'Nightmare Machine' Creates Scary Images Using AI

— November 1, 2016 — Tech
Just in time for Halloween, researchers from MIT and Australia's CSIRO have developed a deep learning algorithm called the 'Nightmare Machine' that has a purely terrifying purpose. The Nightmare Machine takes any image as input and transforms that image into a far spookier version.

Like the scariest of dreams, the Nightmare Machine came about unexpectedly. Initially, the researchers were working on a deep learning algorithm that could generate normal-looking human faces. Once successful with that task though, they decided to see what would happen when they included just a single scary face in the algorithm. The result was a series of terrifying output images.

Beyond just scary faces, the Nightmare Machine can create scary landscapes in a series of different styles.
Trend Themes
1. Horror Image Generators - The advancement of AI and deep learning algorithms has led to the development of horror image generators which could potentially be used in various applications such as horror movies and games.
2. Deep Learning for Creativity - The use of deep learning algorithms for creative tasks such as image generation can lead to new forms of artistic expression and ways of storytelling.
3. AI for Entertainment - The integration of AI and machine learning in the entertainment industry can lead to more immersive and interactive experiences for audiences.
Industry Implications
1. Film and Television - Horror image generators could be used by filmmakers and producers to create terrifying visual effects and enhance spooky storytelling in movies and TV shows.
2. Gaming - AI-generated horror imagery could be used in games to create an immersive and realistic horror experience for players.
3. Advertising and Marketing - Marketers and advertisers can use AI-generated horror images to create eerie or spooky campaigns that grab the attention of audiences during Halloween or other promotions.
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