The AI that taught itself to make pictures for children’s stories - and created an 'apocalyptic nightmare'

Researchers have seen hundreds of children’s books through the eyes of an AI – and it was a nightmare.
The team trained a deep learning algorithm to recognize illustrations by feeding it a data set of 6,468 pages from 223 books, by 24 artist.
Once the AI had learned the characteristics of a specific artist, it transferred them to a new image that is sure to give children night terrors – it lit a smiling turtle on fire, engulfed a girl in flames and turned a snow covered scene bottom into an image of the apocalypse.
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