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Bruno “btco” Oliveira
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Lives in Mountain View, CA
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"In the event of a fire on the diving board structure at the swimming pool, smoke only on the side of the board that's not on fire."
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I read it as, "If you're on a boat that's on fire and also sinking, go ahead and smoke, because you're probably dead anyway."
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Lol :D
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Do neural networks dream of electric sheep?
 
All of these images were computer generated!

For the last few weeks, Googlers have been obsessed with an internal visualization tool that Alexander Mordvintsev in our Zurich office created to help us visually understand some of the things happening inside our deep neural networks for computer vision.  The tool essentially starts with an image, runs the model forwards and backwards, and then makes adjustments to the starting image in weird and magnificent ways.  

In the same way that when you are staring at clouds, and you can convince yourself that some part of the cloud looks like a head, maybe with some ears, and then your mind starts to reinforce that opinion, by seeing even more parts that fit that story ("wow, now I even see arms and a leg!"), the optimization process works in a similar manner, reinforcing what it thinks it is seeing.  Since the model is very deep, we can tap into it at various levels and get all kinds of remarkable effects.

Alexander, +Christopher Olah, and Mike Tyka wrote up a very nice blog post describing how this works:

http://googleresearch.blogspot.com/2015/06/inceptionism-going-deeper-into-neural.html

There's also a bigger album of more of these pictures linked from the blog post:

https://goo.gl/photos/fFcivHZ2CDhqCkZdA

I just picked a few of my favorites here.
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Just got myself and Android TV device (nVidia Shield) yesterday.
Does anyone have good multicontroller games to recommend?
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I love the term "couch co-op". Sounds much better than "local multicontroller" :-)
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Sky reflected on lake (taken in Carapicuiba - SP, Brazil).
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Sky reflected on lake (taken in Carapicuiba - SP, Brazil).
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The first Starbucks at Pike Place in Seattle. Here is the only place where you can say "We're going to that traditional locally owned neighborhood coffee shop... Starbucks!" 
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If anyone asks you if you have a second to spare, today the answer is Yes. Everyone gets an extra second free! What will you do with yours?
The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or “leap” second, will be added.
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Gollgee
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Foreign language books section at the bookstore. Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dothraki, Dutch... wait... Dothraki?
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Well, good to know the language if you ever travel there.
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I'd suspect that's true for many places.
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Sky reflected on lake (taken in Carapicuiba - SP, Brazil).
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Sky reflected on lake (taken in Carapicuiba - SP, Brazil).
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Occupation
Android Developer Relations - Google
Skills
Android, Java, C, C++, HTML5, Javascript, Bash, Python, Perl, Photography, rudimentary cooking
Employment
  • Google
    Developer Relations, 2010 - present
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Tagline
I work in the Android team at Google. I love code, photography, sci-fi and I have a weakness for old/retro games where you can see the pixels and hear the square waves.
Introduction
Born in Brazil, default language pt_BR, been around for approx 9.78265e8 seconds at the time of this writing. I work in the Android Developer Relations team at Google in Mountain View, California.
Bragging rights
know what 42 is; actually used 5 1/4" floppy disks; can cook an egg; know the relationship between shutter speed and aperture; loved C++ STL while hating C++ STL; modified a Perl program without rewriting; recovered a hard disk using /bin/cat; retained >= 50% sanity after previous 2 items
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Mountain View, CA
Previously
Sao Paulo, Brazil