Neural net-generated prompts for Inktober

It's Inkotober, when "artists all over the world take on the Inktober drawing challenge by doing one ink drawing a day the entire month." In a fun experiment, Janelle Shane trained a neural net with prior Inktober prompts and picked out some promising concepts like "ornery beach sheep" and "BUG IN HUMAN SHAPE." If you'd…

Mutant fly strains invented by a neural net

Janelle Shane, harbinger of the generative apocalypse, presents mutant fruit flies invented by a neural network: "Nothing to worry about." I knew that fruit flies are a mainstay of research labs, but I had never given them much thought until Prof. Greg Neely emailed me to point out how weird the names of mutant fruit…

AI-generated pokemon that should not be

Michael Friesen generated these abominable pokemon sprites. Be sure to see a similar set hand-drawn by iguanamouth. [via Janelle Shane] Here's a human illustrating some neural net-generated pokemon names and abilities. Humans earnestly engaging with AI bizarreness is one of my favorite things.https://t.co/bMxUoXSbGB pic.twitter.com/RarbkeJfGX — Janelle Shane (@JanelleCShane) May 12, 2019 Uncurated samples: https://t.co/CEcXvViZXlPre-trained model:…

Neural network cookies

"Aw yeah it's time for cookies," writes AI ringmaster Janelle Shane (previously at BB). One neural network I use, called textgenrnn, tries its best to imitate any kind of text you give it. I've given them paint colors, band names, and even guinea pig names and in each case their results are somewhat… mixed. (Paint…

Check out these machine-learned Burning Man camp names

The theme of this year's Burning Man is I, Robot, which focuses "on the many forms of artificial intelligence that permeate our lives…" So, naturally, someone trained a neural network to come up with some camp names. It spit out believable names like Spankles, Astro Sparkin, and Space Rock Screamin Camp, as well as weirder…

"Skyknit": Knitting patterns produced by a neural net

Janelle Shane of AI Weirdness is awesome: She's trained neural nets to invent all sorts of hilarious material, from the names of new colors to odd new food recipes to original Dungeons and Dragons spells. Recently she decided to train a neural net on knitting patterns, and it began spitting out new ones. They were…

My Little Ponies generated by neural network

Janelle Shane‏ trained a neural network on the names and attributes of My Little Ponies, then shared "some of the worst ones." I used a program called a character-level recurrent neural network (char-rnn), which looks at examples of text (Pokemon, or Harry Potter fan fiction, or even guinea pig names) and learns to imitate them.…

Dungeons & Dragons spells created by a neural network

Neural networks, it is said, cannot explain their decisions. Which is probably a good thing, at least when it comes to the machine mind's ideas for new Dungeons & Dragons spells, as guided by Janelle Shane. [via Patrick Ziselberger‏] It's a really small dataset, actually – so small that in almost no time at all,…

A neural network generated these can't-fail pickup lines

Neural nets are starting to wake up. These pickup lines, generated by a neural net maintained by research scientist Janelle Shane are much more interesting than standard pickup lines. Are you a 4loce? Because you're so hot! I want to get my heart with you. You are so beautiful that you know what I mean.…

Neural network comes up with crazy food recipes

In her spare time, University of California, San Diego engineer Janelle Shane trained a neural network to generate recipes for new dishes. Informed by its reading of existing recipes, the neural network did improve over time yet it's clearly not quite ready for Iron Chef. Here are two recipes from her Tumblr, Postcards from the…