AI-generated Great British Baking Show - humans mostly fleshblobs 

Did you know there's a paper where they spent 3 weeks training a neural net to transform giraffes into birds?

new blog post
aiweirdness.com/post/613123668

Would love to see these neural net generated court cases rendered by a real court artist.

There's a whole class of weird US court cases against inanimate objects:

United States v. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins
United States v One Solid Gold Object In The Form Of A Rooster

I decided to see what a neural net would make of them.

aiweirdness.com/post/612669075

These candles don't (and probably shouldn't) exist.

I trained the neural net GPT-2 on just 72 descriptions of scented candles collected by Amy Pollien The neural net relied on its general internet training for the rest.

aiweirdness.com/post/611853103

Scented candles from a neural net trained on 1000 existing candles

The neural net is based on math, so it is infallible. This is the future.

aiweirdness.com/post/611219307

Here are some candy hearts written by the neural net GPT-2. It's one of the most powerful text-generating neural nets out there, but I don't think it really knows what is expected of a candy heart.
aiweirdness.com/post/190825122

Boulder area folks!
I'll be at @boulderbooks, one of my favorite bookstores talking about You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

Wed Feb 19 at 7:30
more info:
boulderbookstore.net/event/jan

Neural net + jello 

terrible neural net recipes 

Huge thanks to everyone who recommended mynoise.net!

This is wizardry. I just TURNED UP THE RAIN.

it’s blocking the conversations happening mere feet away.

Does anyone have a favorite source for white noise/ambient noise (like rain, fireplace, waves)?

I had no idea McMurdo got ships! That water's been frozen every time I've checked

Anyone have a good system for buying, storing, and listening to music? In particular, I'm interested in hearing from people who who buy a lot of CDs from artists who aren't in things like Amazon, iTunes, or Spotify. Do you have a method for accessing your library while you're traveling?

I decided to look back at 2019 in AI Weirdness, revisiting some of my favorite projects. I did this for 2018 too, but wow, what a lot has changed in a year!
aiweirdness.com/post/190160884

Just finished the new Murderbot novel and it is EXCELLENT

i have never laughed so hard at a function name before

if you have never read the Murderbot Diaries series, you are in for a TREAT

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