London is setting up a police force to deal exclusively with online trolls

The London Mayor’s office recently announced the creation of a new specialized police force charged with investigating digital hate crimes, which include abusive content on Twitter and Facebook.

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Navy funds study of underwater glue made using protein extracted from mussels

The Office of Naval Research is funding an investigation into the creation of underwater glue. And, to make things even more challenging, the glue would be designed to switch between adhesive and non-adhesive states.

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Kanye West changes his tune, releases a single track from new album on Apple Music

Article Image After vowing to never bring his latest creation, “The Life of Pablo,” to Apple Music, Kanye West has released a single track from the hit album on streaming services, including Apple’s own.

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Google spawns new parent company, Alphabet, splits off side businesses into unique entities

Google on Monday announced a major corporate restructuring, including the creation of a new parent company, Alphabet, under which Google will be just one of several subsidiaries.

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Now You Can Turn Your Photos Into Computerized Nightmares With 'Deep Dream'

Image created by Kyle McDonald using Google's Deep Dream programImage created by Kyle McDonald using Google's Deep Dream program

Michelangelo’s ‘Creation of Adam’ as seen through Google’s Deep Dream

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Created by digital artist Kyle McDonald using Google’s Deep Dream program.

Have you ever wondered how your computer sees the world? Spoiler alert: it’s the stuff of psychedelic nightmares, as the internet found out last month when Google revealed that in order to sort and categorize images online, it uses an artificial intelligence program that looks for patterns and sometimes gets things wrong, finding random dog faces, swirls, and hands where there are none.

A new website from entrepreneur Zain Shah called Deep Neural Net Dreams, or #DeepDreams for short, takes code from Google’s AI and lets you upload your own photos, which the site then transforms them into eerie, computerized dreamscapes.

Google’s artificial neural networks (ANNs) are used to discern and process the millions of photos scraped by the search giant and organized in Google Images. In the case of the Google Images ANN, Google’s developers taught this artificial intelligence hive mind how to recognize certain objects by showing them repeated examples of said object.

For example, after seeing a bunch of pictures of starfish, the program would begin to understand that a starfish is typically a shape with five triangular points, and an orange color. The team realized that this same program could be used to also generate images of those things. The program is a ways off from being able to do this perfectly, but what it “dreamed” up is pretty trippy.

Now you can produce your own psychedelic images with Deep Neural Net Dreams, Shah’s image generator that mimics ANNs’ creations. All you have to do is upload an image and wait for it to transform into some kind of surrealist nightmare. Then post it to social media with the tag #deepdream, so other researchers can further study them.

Padma

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Before and after of Assistant Editor Sarah Fecht’s cat Padma.

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A very flattering picture of me and my girlfriend.

Little Mushroom

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Senior Editor Paul Adams’ cat Little Mushroom.

The Popular Science office isn’t the only one having a blast with the image generator. Numerous other techies, programmers, artists, and just general members of the internet public have taken to seeing what sorts of weird monsters are lurking in their images. Here are just a few examples of the growing number of #deepdream scenes.

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Apple's iWork for iCloud goes platform agnostic, open to everyone

Apple on Thursday removed the beta tag from its Apple ID creation tool, granting anyone, on any platform access to access to the iWork for iCloud Web-based productivity suite.



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Apple touts iPad as music creation tool in new ad featuring Elliphant

Apple dropped a new iPad TV spot featuring music creation apps just in time for the Grammy Awards, featuring Swedish recording artist Elliphant, UK producer Riton, DJ The Gaslamp Killer and Parisian film director So Me.



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Apple rolls out iAd Producer 4.2 with full-screen iPhone banner ads, bug fixes

Apple on Thursday issued an update to its iAd Producer tool, bringing support for the creation of full-screen banner ads for iPhone and the ability to upload Producer projects to iAd workbench, among other minor improvements.



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