Tuesday, October 23, 2018

MIT Research Project Shows Potential for AI and Humans to Work Together

Deep learning is used by scientists to further our understanding of the universe, the DNA in our bodies and everything in between. But sometimes scientists just want to have a little fun. And at the MIT Media Lab, a group of researchers has been overseeing a variety of creative AI-human collaborations. It’s all part of “How to Generate (Almost) Anything,” an ongoing project (and offshoot of the institute’s popular “How to Make (Almost) Anything” class) that seeks to determine whether AI can inspire humans to create things they never would’ve come up with otherwise.
Whether that means a hat made from a graduation cap or a pizza that combines shrimp and jam, the group of scientists and artists is creating something outside of the box every week and sharing it on the project site.