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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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Feed your inner skeptic. Learn to watch for the signs of bogosity. Don't succumb to anecdata / panicdata.
“Slim by Chocolate!” the headlines blared. A team of German researchers had found that people on a low-carb diet lost weight 10 percent faster if they ate a chocolate bar every day. It made the front page of Bild, Europe’s largest daily newspaper, just beneath their update about the Germanwings crash. From there, it ricocheted around the internet and beyond, making news in more than 20 countries and half a dozen languages. It was discussed on tel...
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" I know that the Poland of today is not the Poland I grew up in - it's not even the Poland I came back to in 2003; the gap to Western Europe is shrinking every single year. But I am proud to now live in a country that welcomes more immigrants than any other place on Earth - and at the end of their journey, makes them feel at home. It also makes me realize how small and misguided are the conversations we are having about immigration - not just here, but all over the developed world. "
Poland is an ancient country whose history is deeply intertwined with that of the western civilization. In its glory days, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth sprawled across vast expanses of land in central Europe, from Black Sea to Baltic Sea. But over the past two centuries, it suffered a ...
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The Globe and Mail's James Bradshaw reports that Bell Media President Kevin Crull banned CTV media properties from including CRTC Chair Jean Pierre Blais in coverage of the recent TalkTV decisions. The report indicates that Crull ordered the head of CTV…
The Globe and Mail's James Bradshaw reports that Bell Media President Kevin Crull banned CTV media properties from including CRTC Chair Jean Pierre Blais in coverage of the recent TalkTV decisions. The report indicates that Crull ordered the head of CTV News to stop including Blais in coverage following an interview on BNN, which led to the cancellation of an interview with Don Martin and dropping him from local news stories (he was included in t...
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"  The notice falsely warns that the recipient could be liable for up to $150,000 per infringement when the reality is that Canadian law caps liability for non-commercial infringement at $5,000 for all infringements. "
 
Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system has been in place for less than a week, but rights holders are already exploiting a loophole to send demands for payment citing false legal information. Earlier this week, a Canadian ISP forwarded to me a…
Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system has been in place for less than a week, but rights holders are already exploiting a loophole to send demands for payment citing false legal information. Earlier this week, a Canadian ISP forwarded to me a sample notice it received from Rightscorp on behalf of BMG Rights Management. The notice, which is posted below with identifying information removed, must be forwarded to the subscriber or the ISP ...
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I learned about unattended-upgrades so that's a win.
Here's our guide to a handful of common approaches to securing access to your Linux-based web and application server. You'll learn about adding two-factor authentication, changing your SSH port, activating a firewall and more. | Difficulty: Intermediate; Length: Medium; Tags: Web Development, Web Server, Linux
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" The far bigger issue for CraveTV is the sheer size of the Netflix U.S. and Netflix Canada libraries. CraveTV has some good content, but at 403 titles it is tiny in comparison with both of those services. Netflix Canada currently lists over 3,700 shows and movies, making the number of titles in its library nine times larger than CraveTV. With over 7,300 shows and movies, Netflix U.S. is nearly twice of the size of the Canadian version, which helps explain why some Canadians seek out the greater choice. "
 
Bell's recent characterization of Canadians using virtual private networks to access U.S. Netflix as thieves has attracted considerable attention. Yesterday, I posted on why accessing U.S. Netflix is not theft, noting that a minority of Canadian Netflix…
Bell's recent characterization of Canadians using virtual private networks to access U.S. Netflix as thieves has attracted considerable attention. Yesterday, I posted on why accessing U.S. Netflix is not theft, noting that a minority of Canadian Netflix subscribers use VPNs and arguing that the frustration seems rooted in business concerns rather than legal ones. The post added that Netflix and CraveTV (Bell's online video service) have little ov...
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It looks amazing as a remote control switch. I hope people figure out how to hack them reliably.
 
$0.99 for a 120MHz ARM Cortex-M3 + WiFi + battery + case? This is a dream for embedded hardware hackers :) No doubt Amazon is selling them below cost. It's a more capable platform than the ESP8266, yet cheaper. Brb, I am buying as many as I can...
My 99-cent Amazon Dash Button arrived today and I was excited to get a look at it. The little device feels very sturdy. Unfortunately, my wife told me she had
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" In other words, even people outside China are being weaponized to target things the Chinese government does not like, for example, freedom of speech. "
 
"A certain device at the border of China’s inner network and the Internet has hijacked the HTTP connections went into China, replaced some javascript files from Baidu with malicious ones that would load ["https://github.com/greatfire/", "https://github.com/cn-nytimes/"] every two seconds." #github   #china   #censorship  
As a Chinese living outside of China, I frequently visit Chinese websites, many of which use advertising and visitor tracking provided by Baidu, the largest search engine available in China. As I was browsing one of the most popular Chinese infosec community in China, zone.wooyun.org, ...
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Sovereign state vs. private company.  Scary stuff.
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Having fun with FLIR Lepton on a Raspberry Pi. I used old parallel IDE cable to connect the breakout board to a breadboard. Works surprisingly well.
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Think about the children is always a good way to strip privacy protection from Canadians. When even the mother of a little girl who committed suicide due to bullying thinks the bill against bullying is wrong, there's an obvious problem. :(
 
The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights continues its study later today on Bill C-13, the cyber-bullying/lawful access bill that has already passed the House of Commons and seems certain to clear the Senate shortly. I appeared before the…
The Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights continues its study later today on Bill C-13, the cyber-bullying/lawful access bill that has already passed the House of Commons and seems certain to clear the Senate shortly. I appeared before the committee last week, but one person who will not appear is Carol Todd, the mother of cyber-bullying victim Amanda Todd. Ms. Todd wrote to me yesterday to express her dismay at the committee process with ...
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“Google has provoked a lot of emotions and in some cases…some kind of irrational emotions, of this leviathan that will eliminate all our freedoms, all our privacy, all our rights,” Mr. Almunia said. “And I think it isn’t logical.”

While comments are comments, this one made me chuckle;
"  Unemployment in Spain is 25%. In France it is over 10% and has been going UP since 2009. I guess the problems in Europe are all caused by Google's search results. "
Europe’s antitrust chief criticized what he called the “irrational” response by European politicians to his probe of Google, and said separately that more investigations of sweetheart tax deals with multinational firms may lie ahead.
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Travaille sur Google Chrome - Infrastructure
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Googler travaillant sur Google Chrome.

A écrit du code utilisé par plus de 400 millions d'humains et probablement quelques robots.
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Le toit de mon duplex peut supporter un spa de 5 tonnes; j'ai mangé du pop-corn au bacon dans la salle de nouvelles de Radio-Canada.
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Le choix est limité mais excellent. Le seul problème est que c'est fermé le lundi à l'année et le mardi l'hiver. Se préparer pour prendre la nourriture pour emporter à moins d'arriver très tôt. D'ailleurs le parc Moussette est juste à côté alors c'est parfait pour aller manger sur le bord de la rivière lors de journée ensoleillées avec un thé glacé pour emporter. Même propriétaires que chez Odile.
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Nourriture excellente. Heureusement il n'y a pas trop de gens qui y vont encore (Juillet 2012) alors il est possible d'avoir une place assise même si on arrive après midi pile. L'endroit est très petit mais accueillant. L'été la terrasse double le nombre de places assises. Même propriétaires que chez Edgar.
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