New paint colors invented by neural network

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