Can computers generate faces out of random shapes?
Yes. All you have to do is combine a random polygon generator with face recognition software.
The computer generates clusters of random polygons until a face detector notices something that looks like a face. Then the polygon cluster continues mutating in a series of generations as the face detector increases its confidence factor.
|Pareidoloop, programming by Phil McCarthy|
An infinite number of faces emerge in this artificial evolutionary process.
You can watch the genetic programming happen in real time at a website called “Iobound Pareidoloop”. Here’s one I watched just now. It took 409 generations and about five minutes. If I had let the process go longer, it would have looked more like a face.
By: Gurney Journey
Via: Feedbin Starred Entries