OK, this may be just for fun, but it is Saturday, right?
I run into a test where you have to guess between two images which one was painted by a human being and which is the one painted by a computer.
You have to try for yourself, there is a series of image pairs and you just have to click on the one painted by a human being.
Of course what is really interesting is that it is not easy (at least for me) to decide which is which. For each single pair of images I had to think quite a bit and in the end I clicked but without any strong reasons for choosing one against the other.
The computer panted images have been painted by applying a neural algorithm that can provide an "artistic style". I am no expert in paintings but I have to say that my doubts on which was which gave me a strong feeling that this algorithm works pretty well!
If you wonder how I did, well, I did pretty well: I got it right 7 out of 10 times, but I would attribute the result to "pure luck". I was really undecided on all pairs and found no convincing telltale signs that one particular image was produced by a computer.
I find this really interesting since it shows the kind of activities a computer can perform, into areas that were considered to be human domain only. I am seeing examples in other areas with similar characteristics like writing poetry, composing music, or replacing a journalist ...
Amazing, and scaring too.