AI Weirdness: the strange side of machine learning

Tag: nanomonsters

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Sometimes the view under an electron microscope can be positively scary.  I’ll be scrolling along at low magnification, checking out some nanoscale features, when all of a sudden a colossus will loom huge above the nanolandscape.  Sometimes I actually jump.  Usually it’s a tiny microscopic speck of dust,


The beachgoers flee as hulking monsters climb from the dark water… This is a scanning electron microscope image of some various-sized pillars that appeared on one of my samples during a plasma etching test.  They’re made of semiconductor, and the bright plain beneath is silicon.  Showing through the dark
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