No idea how these people got their cats wedged into their neural nets
February 21, 2017 3:43 PM   Subscribe

pix2pix-tensorflow uses machine learning to allow you to draw an outline and get back an image, constructed by mashing up pieces from a database of thousands of stock photos. In other words, you draw a outline of a cat, and you get back an image of a cat. Output ranges from the fairly straightforward to the horrifyingly twisted to the terrible mistake. The algorithm has also been turned loose on building facades, shoes, and handbags.
posted by zachlipton (44 comments total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
 
(h/t: ftrain)
posted by zachlipton at 3:44 PM on February 21


The "horrifyingly twisted" link just proves that beauty is in the eye of the beholder....
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:46 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]


You guys, I think we broke cortex.
posted by quaking fajita at 3:48 PM on February 21 [17 favorites]


1 can of cat, please.
posted by zachlipton at 4:17 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]


guys I just

HE COMES
posted by cortex at 4:45 PM on February 21 [8 favorites]


sweet kicks
posted by rouftop at 4:46 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]


Kitties!
posted by Artw at 4:56 PM on February 21




Mmmmm!
posted by aubilenon at 5:08 PM on February 21 [7 favorites]


Wait, I got science to do something worse. Behold! The cat-o-saurus!

I think I have to be done now or I'll be up all night.
posted by one of these days at 5:18 PM on February 21 [5 favorites]


Adorbs!
posted by Artw at 5:22 PM on February 21 [3 favorites]




ILLUMINATI SECRETS REVEALED

Isn't this a plot spoiler for Accelerando?
posted by Bringer Tom at 5:31 PM on February 21 [3 favorites]


The "terrible mistake" output is really just a witty reference to Schrodinger's cat. Nobody gets AI humor.
posted by zeypher at 5:32 PM on February 21


spider cat, spider cat
chills wherever a spider's at
furry legs, quadro eyes
likes to eat both mice and flies

oh shit, here comes the spider cat
posted by cortex at 5:38 PM on February 21 [7 favorites]


You guys, I think we broke cortex.

Has he tried putting through a Menger sponge yet?
posted by nubs at 5:39 PM on February 21 [3 favorites]


And I see the answer is yes. I should have known.
posted by nubs at 5:45 PM on February 21 [8 favorites]


I am enjoying this, but I don't feel okay about it.
posted by fader at 5:46 PM on February 21






1 can of cat, please

Oh god it's... leaking
posted by not_the_water at 6:25 PM on February 21 [1 favorite]


American Gothic
posted by chococat at 6:33 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]


You are all terrifying.
posted by jacquilynne at 8:05 PM on February 21


Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
posted by fragmede at 8:26 PM on February 21 [3 favorites]


ummmm
posted by rosken at 8:32 PM on February 21




I mean, inevitably someone has to take a film, run a per frame edge detect on it and feed it into this, don't they. Probably Bee movie.
posted by Jon Mitchell at 9:09 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]


Object (Paris, 1936)
posted by moonmilk at 9:18 PM on February 21 [4 favorites]


catfish

puppy!
posted by moonmilk at 9:21 PM on February 21 [3 favorites]


And you people call yourselves cat lovers!
posted by BlueHorse at 9:39 PM on February 21


And yet no one has linked to what this looks like when animated?
posted by FatherDagon at 9:52 PM on February 21


no ring, -5 points
posted by coolname at 10:03 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]


Cat Hamsa
posted by Artw at 10:51 PM on February 21 [2 favorites]








Cathulhu
posted by kyrademon at 2:39 PM on February 22 [1 favorite]






How do I do this? Am I missing something?
posted by Rock Steady at 3:37 PM on February 22


How do I do this? Am I missing something?

Go to the page and scroll down to where it says "edges2cats." Hit clear and draw whatever you want into the now-empty white box on the left; switch to eraser if you want to erase. Press the "process" button in the middle, and you'll get the output on the right side. Screenshot and share.
posted by zachlipton at 3:44 PM on February 22 [1 favorite]


DO NOT ACCIDENTALLY DRAW A CAT INTO THE ONE THAT MAKES A BOOT OR A HANDBAG OR SOMETHING.
posted by Artw at 4:22 PM on February 22 [2 favorites]


They trained a neural net to produce cat images from edges and the neural net is now training us to draw cats properly.
posted by coust at 6:37 PM on February 22 [1 favorite]


DO NOT ACCIDENTALLY DRAW A CAT INTO THE ONE THAT MAKES A BOOT OR A HANDBAG OR SOMETHING.

Understood.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:25 AM on February 23 [1 favorite]


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