AI • Scry: a remote viewing application powered by an alien psyche.
By Samuel Kronick
Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
AI • Scry (rhymes with "I spy") is a remote viewing application powered by an alien psyche. It lets you experience the power of the latest Artificial Neural Networks wherever you go!
Point your camera at the world around you. AI • Scry generates automatic textual descriptions of the objects it sees.
It's poetic and totally ad-free, forever.
--- How does it work? ---
AI • Scry transmits a 2D matrix of brightness values across time and space to a remote viewing algorithm housed in an undisclosed location somewhere in the state of Oregon.
The matrix is subject to rigorous mathematical analysis that scientists have yet to fully comprehend. The detector system has no direct knowledge of objects in the world (donuts, bananas, skateboards, wine glasses, etc) as we know them. Instead, the detector maps patterns received on the signal line to a sequence of word-choice probability distributions and assembles an output stream. The internal routing through this artificial neural network is largely meaningless to a human observer. Nonetheless, it works (sometimes)!
With AI • Scry in your hand, you become an alien psychologist, probing the quirks, biases, impossibilities, and idiosyncrasies of this unknowable mind.
"Scrying" is the practice of looking into a translucent ball or other material with the belief that things can be seen, such as spiritual visions, or for purposes of divination or fortune-telling ... Although scrying is most commonly done with a crystal ball, it may also be performed using any smooth surface, such as a bowl of liquid, a pond, or a crystal.
Built with neuraltalk2 from Andrej Karpathy. Training dataset generated by anonymous, underpaid humans working through Amazon Mechanical Turk.
AI • Scry was designed and produced by Disk Cactus in Oakland, CA
What's New in Version 1.2
New screenshots and app icons!
Just crap! Why does Apple allow their loyal customers to be ripped off like this. I expected more from them...
Omg so weird! So funny ✨🍍
I saw this app on vice and when I got it at first, I kind of freaked me out! It totally knew that I was at a cafe drinking a coffee. I showed it to my friend yesterday and it even recognized her baby. Whig is crazy! But it's really fun and it's actually kind of cute cuz it sees donuts and kittens everywhere 🍩🐱 so fun! Make sure you turn your sound on!
This is a genius work of art that's engineered to be absolutely ridiculous while working just well enough to keep it interesting. It strikes the same tone as those awful movies that are funnier than the best comedies.