GANksy: disturbing AI-powered street art

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GANksy is an AI trained on the work of Banksy, the UK-based street artist. The results have the mangled and uncanny quality of similar bots (cf. Hopefully This Is Not A Cat) but also something sublimely disturbing. I said to creator Matt Round that it made me think “Francis Bac-sy”, to which he replied: “I’m increasingly convinced that neural networks will be able to really mess with our perception, imagine one trained on distressing imagery & optical illusions.” — Read the rest




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