AI Weirdness: the strange side of machine learning

Tag: you look like a thing

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Finest Pies

Finest Pies

People wonder about what it would be like if a super-intelligent AI decided to place all of humanity in a realistic simulation. I wonder what it would be like if the simulation were built by today’s AI instead - whose computing power is somewhere around the level of an
How to begin a novel

How to begin a novel

Last year for National Novel Writing Month I trained a neural net called torch-rnn on 10,096 unique ways to begin a novel. It came up with some intriguing possibilities, my personal favorite being “I am forced to write to my neighbors about the beast.” But many of its sentences
I trained a neural net on my own book

I trained a neural net on my own book

I spent the last two years writing a book on AI. It’s called You Look Like a Thing and I Love You, and today it’s finally out! And since training neural nets on things is a large percentage of my blog, of course I had to find out
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
My TED talk on AI

My TED talk on AI

Remember a few months ago when I spoke at the 2019 TED conference in April (and kinda used a classic machine learning reward function hack on Simone Giertz’s robot workshop)? Well the video is UP! Watch it, share it with your friends, train an AI to predict the next
Things neural networks are saying about my book

Things neural networks are saying about my book

Okay so the above reviews have some subtle clues that they might not have been written by real live humans. In fact, they’re the work of a text-generating neural network that OpenAI trained on millions of Amazon reviews. The color of the text reflects the activity level of a
An AI Weirdness book!!!

An AI Weirdness book!!!

I am really really excited to announce a thing I’ve been working on for more than a year now: there’s going to be an AI Weirdness book!!!!! You can preorder it at these links: Amazon - Barnes & Noble - Indiebound - Powell’s - Tattered Cover When
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