AI Weirdness: the strange side of machine learning

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2020 Headlines

2020 Headlines

Midway through 2020, people started suggesting that I train a neural net on 2020 headlines, and I was skeptical that there would be enough weird ones to make a decent project. Then 2020 continued to be 2020. We started to get headlines such as: Mysterious alien-like monolith discovered in Utah
A big neural net reviews a smaller neural net's recipes

A big neural net reviews a smaller neural net's recipes

I’ve used various neural networks to generate recipes, to varying degrees of success. My earliest recipes were generated with char-rnn, which had to learn everything - spelling, punctuation, words - entirely from scratch. Its recipes were terrible (Swamp Peef and Cheese, anyone? Or Chocolate Chicken Chicken Cake?). Later when
AI AI Weirdness

AI AI Weirdness

Now that GPT-3 is capable of writing entire personality quizzes (sort of), could it write an entire blog post for me? I prompted GPT-3 with “Welcome to AI Weirdness! In today’s blog post, I wondered what would happen if I trained a neural net to generate”, letting it complete
Easy Halloween treats generated by AI

Easy Halloween treats generated by AI

Doing a Halloween party? Need to bring a festive food? Advanced artificial intelligence is here to help. After all, some say that large neural networks like GPT-2, which trained on huge collections of text from the internet, have therefore absorbed huge amounts of the world’s knowledge. They therefore ought
This neural net knows your secret recipe

This neural net knows your secret recipe

Could you look at a picture of food and write down the recipe? There are people working on trying to train AI to do exactly this. Facebook recently made headway on this tough problem by realizing that there are so many possible recipes that it doesn’t make sense to
How a neural net makes cookies

How a neural net makes cookies

The other day I trained a neural net to generate the names of cookies, based on about 1,000 existing recipes. The resulting names (Quitterbread Bars, Hand Buttersacks, Low Fuzzy Feats, and more) were both delightfully weird and strangely plausible. People even invented delicious recipes for them. But given that
Aw yeah it’s time for cookies with neural networks

Aw yeah it’s time for cookies with neural networks

So there’s these computer programs called artificial neural networks that are good at imitating things. By seeing examples of what humans did, they can learn to translate languages, predict product sales, and even categorize text and images as innocuous or explicit (it has a lot of trouble with this
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