Bored monkeys have become a symbol of NFT mania. Terribly ugly and ridiculously expensive, their value stems from an artificial shortage.

It would be a great shame if someone offered endless free versions of collectibles – exactly what Yannick Kilcher did.

The machine learning expert has created an application that generates as many bored monkeys as your heart desires.

The system is powered by generative competition networks (GANs), which create new content by pitting two neural networks against each other: a generator that produces new images and a discriminator that guesses which ones are fake.

Over time, the generator begins to create new photos that can pass as authentic.