Josh Wolfe+ Your Authors @wolfejosh Co-Founder @Lux_Capital Trustee @SfiScience Santa Fe Inst Chair @CiPrep Coney Island Prep (Brooklyn) Co-Founder of Carson, Quinn & Bodhi w/ @ltwolfe Mar. 02, 2018 1 min read + Your Authors

1/ A few REMARKABLE things here

First (via sci-fi author @robinsloan) exploration of idea of "variational autoencoding....

2/How can you go from RANDOM Sentence 1 (INPUT) to random unrelated Sentence 2 (INPUT)...and get OUTPUT of new sentences with meaning between them to connect them
 https://www.robinsloan.com/voyages-in-sentence-space/ 

3/ He poses:

4/ There may be a linear gradient between the 2 sentences...like this:

5/ But it's way more likely to be multi-dimensional manyfold beyond even THIS:

6/ Like smooth morphing visually going from face of PERSON 1 to face of PERSON 2. Like THIS:

7/ But also notable is WHERE the researchers doing + inspiring the work are based...
First paper

8/ Next paper...(China)...

9/ And Next a year later...Germany...

10/ WHY interesting to me? If you can generate from INPUT 1 to INPUT 2 a set of PATHS from possibility space (from sentences, photos). You can do GENERATIVE DESIGN to solve design + art 'problems'

But you can also soon generate hypotheses from CAUSE to EFFECT to..

...DO SCIENCE


You can follow @wolfejosh.



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