Google’s Inceptionism

Google is in the news this week with their trippy neural net visualizations they call inceptionism.

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Inception was Google’s code name for a 22-layer deep convolutional neural network described in Christian Szegedy et al., Going Deeper with Convolutions, http://arxiv.org/abs/1409.4842 .

However, the idea for generating the trippy visualizations seems to have come from this paper which describes what they call saliency visualization:

  • Karen Simonyan, Andrea Vedaldi, Andrew Zisserman, Deep Inside Convolutional Networks: Visualising Image Classification Models and Saliency Maps, http://arxiv.org/abs/1312.6034.

The rest of this article suggests ideas for how a new visualization such as inceptionism could be added to neural2d.

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