You’ve probably heard of Siri, or even received some sass from Alexa, but allow us to introduce Craiyon. The artificial intelligence (AI) art project sketches 50,000+ images a day by taking users’ text input, scouring the internet for millions of related photos, while essentially teaching itself how to draw.
It’s probably only a matter of time until androids are actually showing us around Portland, but until then, join us on a tour of the city through this AI’s… eyes.
Portland International Airport
You have to start somewhere, and it seems our digital friend arrived on a direct flight from cyberspace — and got the obligatory carpet pic (although that pattern is looking a little off).
International Rose Test Garden
Who says a nose is required to enjoy the iconic floral beds? Let’s just hope the scary figure on the right is a friend... beep twice if you’re okay, little robot.
Donuts and beer
After all that exploring, it looks like our CPU (computer pal unit) wanted a byte to eat — and turned toward two of Portland’s quintessential treats. If you squint your eyes, they do kind of look like 1s and 0s.
Either the keepers recently introduced a new endangered species, or something is very, very wrong in the black bear enclosure.
Ahhh such beauty — cannot compute.
Leave it to software to make a difficult profession like architecture look easy.