Figure 6: Video still from Watching and Dreaming (2001: A Space Odyssey). The perceptual reconstruction (right) resembles the visual stimulus (left). The perceptual image is constructed from percepts (clusters of visual information) learned through the machine’s process of watching the film. During waking, percepts most similar to current stimulus are activated, resulting in this resemblance. Perception does not exactly match stimulus because these percepts represent a greater diversity of visual material that diverges from the specificity of the current stimulus.