Watch Bob Ross through the eyes of A.I.
A new video titled ‘Deeply Artificial Trees’ which applies DeepDream to every frame of a Bob Ross video proves that the answer to this question is well – yes.
Good grief – yes.
Further it even applies the technique to the audio — making the experience truly nightmarish.
DeepDream’s algorithms basically work by following the simplest mathematical route from basic shapes in an image to a guess at the objects those shapes represent.
It then morphs the image slightly – then tries again.
Over time this means that the images actually become what they’re perceived to be by the A.I. in a sort of self-reinforcing downward spiral toward freakish pictures from the world’s worst acid trip.
Take a look at the video (if you dare) and check out our explanation below.