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It wants to put eyes (and faces) on everything.
 
All of these images were computer generated!

For the last few weeks, Googlers have been obsessed with a 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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Maybe +Jukka Suomela or one of his students has some advice?
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Sorry, I have been mostly struggling with how difficult it is to prevent GCC from generating conditional moves. :)
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Not responding to any internal demand, and after no discussions, the government of Canada extended copyright on musical performances and recordings from 50 to 70 years.
 
Randy Bachman, the well-known Canadian musician, found himself embroiled in a public fight with Prime Minister Stephen Harper last year when Harper used his song "Takin' Care of Business" as a theme song for a major speech. Bachman said he probably would…
Randy Bachman, the well-known Canadian musician, found himself embroiled in a public fight with Prime Minister Stephen Harper last year when Harper used his song "Takin' Care of Business" as a theme song for a major speech. Bachman said he probably would not have granted permission to use the song, since "I don't think he's taking care of business for the right people or the right reasons." Bachman was singing a different tune yesterday as the go...
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Upcoming Adam Sandler film "Pixels" is quite an homage to retro #videogames  
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Springer has done it again.  In a second round of copy-editing, they quietly changed "finite connected geometric graph" to "finitely connected geometric graph".  Again, super-annoying, since "finitely connected graph" actually means something and it's not the same thing as "finite graph".

Just as worrisome is that, during the revision process, they (accidentally?) forwarded me a correspondence between editors-in-chief and  editorial staff in which one of the editors-in-chief points out several instances of inconsistent hyphenation and use of appositive commas in the copy-edited paper.  I'm sorry, but Edelsbrunner, Pach, Ziegler, and Clarkson should not have to waste their time double-checking the work of copy editors.
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Bugger overflow is a reak problem...
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Darn. Those are the articles I point to when members of evaluation committees make statements like "it must be good, it's an IEEE conference."
 
IEEE appears to be unpublishing many low-quality conference proceedings it had previously published.
Here at Retraction Watch, we’ve covered somewhere shy of 2,000 retractions in our nearly five years of existence. With this post, we may be more than doubling that total count. That’s because it looks like IEEE may have retracted thousands of meeting abstracts. Yes, thousands. We don’t know the exact number, but a search for …
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Because with 4 year old and 9 month old children, I have too much spare time on my hands.
I'm building a teardrop trailer: a camping trailer that has this shape: Of course, every home-made teardrop is different, so mine won't look exactly like that. For a start, I'm building on top of a 5'x8' trailer frame—which...
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You are a brave man, Pat!! I'm sure the kids and Tanya will love it! Good luck!
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I want your CPU cycles. I'm looking for help benchmarking different array layouts for binary search on different architectures. On the handful of (Intel) machines I've tested, the results have been all over the place.  I'd like to do a more thorough study.

If you're running Linux and have 2GB or more of free memory, you can help me out by compiling and running a test program that will run for 5-60 minutes depending on the speed of your computer.

Of course, you don't have to sit and watch it run. Contributors will get an acknowledgement.
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Always a fun conference despite (or maybe because of) the fact that it is not highly selective in the papers it accepts. Submission deadline is May 1. The conference itself is mid-August at Queen's University, Ontario.
About. The Canadian Conference on Computational Geometry(CCCG) focuses on the mathematics of discrete geometry from a computational point of view. Abstracting and studying the geometry problems that underlie important applications of computing (such as geographic information systems, ...
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Are you exceptionally well-organized, responsible, and enjoy pestering people? Well, JoCG may have a (volunteer) job for you.
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Canada's funding agencies will require open access within 12 months of publication.
Minister Holder Announces New Open Access Policy for Research. News Release. Minister Holder Announces New Open Access Policy for Research. Canadians will have free online access to research funded by NSERC, SSHRC and CIHR. February 27, 2015– Toronto. Making research results as widely available ...
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