GAN for Creepy Cats
July 14, 2017. (USA) The full article
Jolicoeur-Martineau began with a publicly-available dataset that contains ten thousand pictures of cats. After manually paring these pictures so just the faces of the cats could be seen, Jolicoeur-Martineau fed the photos to a generative adversarial network (GAN). GANs have been used before to great effect with projects such as MIT's Nightmare Machine, a series of algorithms which generates monster faces and eerie landscapes.
About GANs, see for example A Stackexchange note