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1. A blotted pattern of spilled ink.
2. A pattern resembling an inkblot that is used in Rorschach tests.
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(Psychology) psychol an abstract patch of ink, one of ten commonly used in the Rorschach test
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a blot of ink, esp. one forming an irregular pattern and used in an inkblot test.
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Noun1.inkblot - a blot made with inkinkblot - a blot made with ink      
blot, smirch, smudge, daub, slur, smear, spot - a blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
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Naturally, this happy algorithm saw happier images in the same inkblot test.
While a typical AI might see a close-up of a wedding cake on a table, Norman will look at that same inkblot test and see a man who had been murdered by a speeding driver.
The AI was then made to undergo a standard inkblot test, and its responses were compared against a standard image captioning neural network.
In the first inkblot test, the standard AI captioned it as 'A group of birds sitting on the top of a tree.' Norman, on the other hand, captioned it with 'A man is electrocuted and catches to death.'
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