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Just don't play the samples backwards

WaveNet: text to speech using a generative deep learning model. Existing text-to-speech systems use parametric generation or a concatenative approach where tiny samples of a recorded voice are strung together to create synthesized speech. Using a deep learning technique WaveNet generates synthetic speech a single sample at a time. Especially interesting: "If we train the network without the text sequence, it still generates speech, but now it has to make up what to say. As you can hear from the samples below, this results in a kind of babbling, where real words are interspersed with made-up word-like sounds" The academic paper.
posted by GuyZero on Sep 8, 2016 - 26 comments

Testing Nexus on 'NIMH' mice

Nanowire Mesh Monitors Mouse Brains - "Injectable 'neural lace'* brain-computer interface works in mice for months at a time." (via) [more inside]
posted by kliuless on Aug 30, 2016 - 31 comments

Steer the hallucinations of a neural net

Watch a Large Scale Deep neural net hallucinate while onlookers supply topics in a chat room. Almost magically, after a few seconds the psychedelic representations of those suggestions begin creeping out of the woodwork into which you infinitely zoom. Jonas Degrave writes about how the thing came to be on his blog. Previously.
posted by smcameron on Jun 28, 2015 - 24 comments

"Why is empathizing across groups so much more difficult?"

The Brain’s Empathy Gap: [New York Times]
Can mapping neural pathways help us make friends with our enemies?
posted by Fizz on Mar 21, 2015 - 4 comments

All Visual Perception is Illusory to Some Extent

Top 10 finalists in the 2011 Illusion of the Year Contest. [more inside]
posted by bwg on May 26, 2011 - 29 comments

the universe: a self-similar hierarchy of intelligent neural networks

Winiwarter's laws of genesis [more inside]
posted by cytherea on Apr 16, 2010 - 37 comments

You think about sex. We do the rest.

Never mind the monkey! Wait til the open-dildonics community implements it. Some links NSFW, duh.
posted by unSane on Feb 21, 2007 - 18 comments

The Origins and Evolution of Intelligence

The origins and evolution of human intelligence: parasitic insects? viruses? mushrooms? neural darwinism? foraging? machiavellian competition? emergence? or something else?
posted by MetaMonkey on Jul 24, 2006 - 26 comments

Networks

Networks are everywhere. Connectionists think of our brains as neural networks. Some people think networks are changing society. Some people would like to use networks to change society. Others think of the earth as a self-organising network.
posted by MetaMonkey on Jan 12, 2006 - 9 comments

Better living through MIND CONTROL

ESB (Electrical Stimulation of the Brain) can be used to create feelings of intense euphoria and (in some unintentional cases) paranoia. Since we don't know too much about what's inside our skulls, to what extent should we be allowed to control it?
posted by pantsrobot on Dec 27, 2005 - 23 comments

synapses

What a Tangled Web We Weave ...
posted by nofundy on Oct 19, 2005 - 6 comments

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