Can computers be creative?
This is a small experiment with generative models in deep learning.
During a great residency at Stochastic Labs, I ran a Generative Adversarial Network implementation in Google’s Tensorflow.
I tried the Twemoji dataset, as well as a set of 1200 galaxy images from the web.
Testing weather a computer can generate new emojis or new galaxies, after seeing a lot of them.
These are baby steps, but I could recognize a Batmen and a Santa Claus in the generated emojis. What do you find?
(Click on the images to see the whole sample)
This was part of the development of GooeyBrain - an open source GUI app for generating data, such as images, using Tensorflow.