Stable Diffusion can draw the contents of your brain

“It’s all in your head.” — Gorillaz

I’ve spent the last ~year talking about my brain being “DALL•E-pilled,” where I’ve started seeing just about everything (e.g. a weird truck) as some kind of AI manifestation. But that’s nothing compared to using generative imaging models to literally see your thoughts:

Researchers Yu Takagi and Shinji Nishimoto, from the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences at Osaka University, recently wrote a paper outlining how it’s possible to reconstruct high res images (PDF) using latent diffusion models, by reading human brain activity gained from functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), “without the need for training or fine-tuning of complex deep generative models” (via Vice).

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