AI Weirdness: the strange side of machine learning

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Will Orioles eat jelly with ants in it? The Orioles are a professional baseball team in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Baltimore Orioles Effect

Back when the text-generating neural network GPT-2 was released, OpenAI released it in stages, in part for fear that people might use the more advanced models to generate misinformation. Now in 2022 we do indeed have people passing off AI-written text as human, but rather than being divisive, it’s
drawing of a clam with a spiked shell, about the same size as a silhouetted scuba diver

How to get AI to confuse a shark with a clam

"The Megalodon was a large bivalve, measuring up to 2.5 meters in length. Its shell was covered in spines, and it had a large, powerful jaw for crushing prey." Although the megalodon is the most widely known as a giant prehistoric shark, I recently learned that Megalodon wi th
A set of 8 somewhate misshapen eggs with colorful but confusing patterns and bands.

AI-generated easter eggs

How would AI decorate an easter egg? I've tried this before by training an image-generating model exclusively on pictures of easter eggs I decorated (they came out plain, if a bit wobbly). I decided to see what I would get using a model based on CLIP, which has trained on
Magical Utopia - We've got a wizard living in the shed, who occasionally comes out to do magic and eat cheese sandwiches.

AI-generated utopias

AI isn't known for being able to solve the big problems, but what about the VERY large problems, such as possible futures to strive for? I decided to find out if I could get GPT-3 to come up with new ideas for utopias. Since GPT-3 works by predicting what text
An impressive rainforest, a san francisco that looks more like scotland, and a tiny furry giraffe

Generating landscapes without people

I've been experimenting with GauGAN2, released in Nov 2021 as a follow-on to GauGAN. One new thing Nvidia added in GauGAN2 is the ability to generate a picture to match a phrase. "A rocky stream in an ancient mossy rainforest" It can do more than generic landscapes - it can
AI-generated valentine cards including "Valentine is super sexy!" (Image of a chickpea)

AI-generated Valentine's Cards

I remember having to give out Valentine cards in elementary school, a mandatory expression of not-actual-valentine-feeling in which you could express your individuality and warm regard for your best friends and the classroom bully by giving them small store-bought cards with cartoon characters and generic messages on them. But what
Paint swatches including Hog Wash, Light Persuasion, Lucky Chalk, Indecent Taupe, Classy Comma, Harrold's Koala, and Blarg

New AI paint colors

One of my first experiments with neural network text generation was to generate and name paint colors. I trained a neural net from scratch on lists of colors I could find online, and with no prior training on English or any language (and therefore no idea what paint colors were)
Cereal boxes: Orb Crumpets, Foam Squares, and Non-stick Carbonated Waffle Balls

New breakfast cereals from AI

The thing about working with a giant language model like GPT-3 is it has read parts of the internet that it never occurred to me might exist. Like press releases from breakfast cereal companies, articles about press releases from breakfast cereal companies, blogs by breakfast cereal enthusiasts, and probably every
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