VIDEO: Principal scientist at Google gives TED talk on how neural networks are developing creativity

07/02/2016 - 19:43

Blaise Agüera y Arcas

"Perception and creativity are by no means uniquely human. We start to have computer models that can do exactly these sorts of things and that ought to be unsurprising. The brain is computational."

We're on the edge of a new frontier in art and creativity — and it's not human. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, principal scientist at Google, works with deep neural networks for machine perception and distributed learning. In this captivating demo, he shows how neural nets trained to recognize images can be run in reverse, to generate them.