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From Cat to Kitchen: a cautionary tale

From Cat to Kitchen: a cautionary tale

I’m not sure what was more unsettling: my recent failed attempt to train a neural net called StyleGAN2 to generate screenshots from The Great British Bakeoff, or my successful attempt to train StyleGAN2 to generate pictures of my cat. The problem with the cat pictures wasn’t that they
Trained a neural net on my cat and regret everything

Trained a neural net on my cat and regret everything

Recently I had my first-ever experiment with training a neural net to generate images, when I trained StyleGAN2 to generate screenshots from The Great British Bakeoff. Although recognizable as the baking show, it was a highly distorted, nightmarish version - it would have helped had the neural net been able
Nonexistent Easter Eggs

Nonexistent Easter Eggs

I’ve been experimenting with image-generating neural networks, which look at a bunch of images and via trial and error gradually learn to produce more like them. Or at least “like them” according to the neural net’s own interpretation of realistic, which is usually missing a lot. Last time
This is not cozy: AI attempts the Great British Bakeoff

This is not cozy: AI attempts the Great British Bakeoff

I’m a big fan of comforting TV, and one of my go-tos is the Great British Bakeoff. It’s the cheerful clarinet-filled soundtrack, the low-stakes baking-centric tension, and the general good-natured kindness of the bakers to one another. What better way to spread cheer and baked deliciousness than to
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