New paint colors invented by neural network

Janelle C. Shane, Postcards from the Frontiers of Science, Tumblr, May 24, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Do two people see the same thing when they see the colour blue? Probably not. And if one of them is a computer, almost certainly not. Computers see colours in RGB values, and humans... something else. That's what makes this story about neural network-generated colour names interesting. Some of them make sense and some of them are odd. But I don't agree that the rejects are uniformly bad. Colours like snowbonk, ronching blue, stoner blue and light of blast seem perfect to me.
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