There is no way one can look into the brain of another person and see what that person sees. Thank God we have intelligent machines now!

In this experiment, a lay artificial neural network was dissected to discover if it has learned the idea of a grandmother.

And it did!

The artificial neural network gained a few neurons, which are responsible for the processing of the grandmother concept. Approaches from neuroscience and computer vision helped to explore which traits of a grandmother the subject network grasped from all the millions of images it had previously seen.

So, what is a grandmother for the AI?

Well, here is a series of peculiar and disturbing illustrations.
Don’t they remind you of a grandmother? Sorry.