Nightmare Machine

February 6th, 2017

A monster creation just in time for Halloween, which transforms an idyllic scene – whether it be an Ikea catalogue or the Taj Mahal – into a slaughterhouse or inferno, using cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence.

The spooky formula is powered by deep learning algorithms, and a secret ingredient that our principal research scientist at Data61, Manuel Cebrian, claims as “evil spirits!”. The team used two deep learning algorithms: one for extracting artistic styles from one image to apply it to another, and a second algorithm that generates “imagined” faces from trained data.

Scary faces generated by the Nightmare Machine