«Goodfellow’s friends were just as adamant that this method wouldn’t work, either. So when he got home that night, he built the thing. « I went home still a little bit drunk. And my girlfriend had already gone to sleep. And I was sitting there thinking: ‘My friends at the bar are wrong!' » he remembers. « I stayed up and coded GANs on my laptop. » The way he tells it, the code worked on the first try. « That was really, really lucky, » he says, « because if it hadn’t of worked, I might have given up on the idea. »»

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