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A Hypothesis for the Aesthetic Appreciation in Neural Networks

@article{Cheng2021AHF,
  title={A Hypothesis for the Aesthetic Appreciation in Neural Networks},
  author={Xu Cheng and Xin Wang and Hao Xue and Zhe Liang and Quanshi Zhang},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2021},
  volume={abs/2108.02646}
}
This paper proposes a hypothesis for the aesthetic appreciation that aesthetic images make a neural network strengthen salient concepts and discard inessential concepts. In order to verify this hypothesis, we use multi-variate interactions to represent salient concepts and inessential concepts contained in images. Furthermore, we design a set of operations to revise images towards more beautiful ones. In experiments, we find that the revised images are more aesthetic than the original ones to… 

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