This AI generates Bored Apes that are unique, free — and fungible

This AI generates Bored Apes that are unique, free — and fungible

Bored Apes have become symbolic of the NFT craze. Horrendously ugly and ludicrously pricey, their value derives from artificial scarcity.

It would be a great shame if someone offered infinite free versions of the collectibles — which is exactly what Yannic Kilcher has done.

The machine learning expert has built an app that generates as many Bored Apes as your heart desires.

The system is powered by generative adversarial networks (GANs), which create new content by pitting two neural networks against each other: a generator that produces new images and a discriminator that guesses which ones are fake.

Over time, the generator starts creating new pictures that can pass as authentic.