a remote viewing application
powered by an alien psyche.

Point your camera at the world around you. Harnessing cutting-edge artificial neural network technology, AI β€’ Scry (rhymes with "I spy") generates automatic textual descriptions of the objects it sees.

How does it work?

AI β€’ 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 β€’ 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 β€’ Scry was designed & produced by πŸ’ΎπŸŒ΅ in Oakland, CA