- Dec 2013
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MIT has introduced their latest artificial intelligence experiment, a semi-deranged creation informed by data sourced from the darkest corners of Reddit. Named for Norman Bates from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho, the AI was trained by reading image captions from “an infamous subreddit,” according to the researchers, “that is dedicated to document and observe the disturbing reality of death.” After filling Norman’s digital head with gruesome thoughts, the researchers directed it to describe what it saw in a series of Rorschach, or inkblot, tests and compared the results to a standard AI. Explore the results below.