AI Weirdness: the strange side of machine learning

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Dungeon crawling or lucid dreaming?

Dungeon crawling or lucid dreaming?

I’ve done several experiments with a text-generating neural network called GPT-2. Trained at great expense by OpenAI (to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars worth of computing power), GPT-2 learned to imitate all kinds of text from the internet. I’ve interacted with the basic model, discovering
D&D character bios - now making slightly more sense!

D&D character bios - now making slightly more sense!

I like training neural networks to generate Dungeons and Dragons stuff because, well, the results are really really weird. To date I’ve generated spells, creatures, and character names, thanks to readers who have sent me lists or helped me crowdsource a dataset. My biggest crowdsourcing project was a dataset
How to make high-tech pies sound really old

How to make high-tech pies sound really old

A while ago I made a bunch of new pies. Well, I didn’t *make* them because they were neural network invented titles and although it tried to imitate the list of pies I gave it, the neural net’s imitations are imperfect. The neural network, after all, is a
D&D character names - generated by a neural network

D&D character names - generated by a neural network

There are algorithms called artificial neural networks that can learn to imitate examples of just about anything. They’re used in all sorts of everyday programs, translating languages, identifying photos, colorizing drawings, delivering ads, and tons more. It turns out neural networks may also be a dungeon master’s best
A neural network learns to create better D&D spells

A neural network learns to create better D&D spells

Neural networks are a type of machine learning program that learns from examples they’re given, rather than relying on a human programmer to invent rules. In an earlier experiment, I trained a neural network to write new names for Dungeons and Dragons spells based on a list of 365
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