Pluto and Google Deep Dream

Pluto with the incepcionist filter
Pluto with the incepcionist filter

 
Deep Dream is all over the internet lately, but for those of you who heaven’t come across it, Google have invented an ‘artificial neural network’ which finds patterns in images, and then matches them with other pictures stored in its memory. The result is seriously weird.

I recently learned that some people suffer from a phobia of objects with irregular patterns of holes (Trypophobia) and they find some Deep Dream images very upsetting. I strongly suggest they skip this post.

A mirage of Pluto
A mirage of Pluto

For everyone else, this is what happens when you feed Pluto into the Deep Dream machine at https://dreamscopeapp.com/, using various filters.

Pluto on Salvia
Pluto on Salvia
I don't know why they call this filter 'Botanical'
I don’t know why they call this filter ‘Botanical’
Pluto after the elves got at it
Pluto after the elves got at it

And I can see why they call the last filter “Trippy”

Pluto after Deep Dream or LSD
Pluto after Deep Dream or LSD

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Sheila came to La Palma with a six month contract and has stayed 24 years so far. She used to work as a software engineer at the observatory, but now she's a writer and Starlight guide.

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