Dreamception: Deep Dreaming for iOS

The ever-expanding Deep Dreaming alternate universe gets an iOS app

Mark Gibbs

The market for artificially intelligent systems has been heating up over the last few months and some of the most interesting AI-based services for everyday use are for scheduling meetings. I’ve written about such software 

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A few posts ago I wrote about Google’s Deep Dream artificial neural network (ANN) and products and services you could use to generate your own warped images of reality from your desktop. Given that mobile is all the rage of course you can now do the same from an iOS app called Dreamception published by Nezibo.

Dreamception starts with either an image that's been saved on your iOS device or it takes a photo with the camera. You then select one of the thirty available effects and the image is uploaded to the publisher’s server where it’s run through the Deep Dream process and returned. The delay going from mobile device to server and back again is remarkably short so repeating the “dreaming” process and layering multiple effects is fast and easy to do. A nice touch is the vertically split review screen which allows you to compare the original with the "dreamt" image.

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The app is free though the number of dreams is limited unless you cough up $0.99 which also gives you access to more filters. If you don’t want to pay, you can earn “credits” to pay for processing by sharing your results on social media (you can post to directly to social media from the app).

So far, users love the app rating it 5 out of 5 and for a good reason, it’s one of the easiest ways to play with Deep Dreaming. Dreamception gets a Gearhead rating of 5 out of 5.

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