generative

adjective
gen·​er·​a·​tive | \ ˈjen-rə-tiv How to pronounce generative (audio) , ˈje-nə-, -ˌrā-tiv \

Definition of generative

: having the power or function of generating, originating, producing, or reproducing

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Recent Examples on the Web There are different ways to do this—but most of the best results involve using a generative adversarial network (GAN). Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "‘Boring A.I.’ may be the real lifesaver in this pandemic," 7 Apr. 2020 Through its generative, disruptive, deviant energy, humor can help us to engage and find tenacity, resilience and cathartic release during these trying times. Caty Borum Chattoo, The Conversation, "Take it from Pluto the Schnauzer: Comedy will help us through the coronavirus crisis," 1 Apr. 2020 In 2014, Ian Goodfellow, a Ph.D. student who now works at Apple, invented the deepfake, which is based on generative adversarial networks, or GANs. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook Is Banning Deepfake Videos Ahead of the 2020 Election," 8 Jan. 2020 In practice, not so much—there are many different types of neural networks (simple, convolutional, generative adversarial, and more), and none of them is very bright on its own—the brightest is roughly similar in scale to a worm's brain. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, "Cloudy with a chance of neurons: The tools that make neural networks work," 9 Dec. 2019 In 2014, Ian Goodfellow, a Ph.D. student who now works at Apple, invented the deepfake, which is based on generative adversarial networks, or GANs. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook Is Banning Deepfake Videos Ahead of the 2020 Election," 8 Jan. 2020 In 2014, Ian Goodfellow, a Ph.D. student who now works at Apple, invented the deepfake, which is based on generative adversarial networks, or GANs. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook Is Banning Deepfake Videos Ahead of the 2020 Election," 8 Jan. 2020 Some of these techniques employ generative adversarial networks (or GANs), the same kind of machine learning that is best known for creating deepfakes. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "Startup uses A.I. to identify molecules that could fight coronavirus," 6 Feb. 2020 In 2014, Ian Goodfellow, a Ph.D. student who now works at Apple, invented the deepfake, which is based on generative adversarial networks, or GANs. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook Is Banning Deepfake Videos Ahead of the 2020 Election," 8 Jan. 2020

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Generative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/generative. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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generative

adjective
gen·​er·​a·​tive | \ ˈjen-(ə-)rət-iv How to pronounce generative (audio) , -ə-ˌrāt- How to pronounce generative (audio) \

Medical Definition of generative

: having the power or function of propagating or reproducing generative organs

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