cool cg trick: humans have _absolutely no idea_ what reflections actually look like so you can get away with huge amounts of Bull Shit
Here's what it generated for "bookshop"
I love this so much
OMG this is AWESOME!! You can get it to generate images from hundreds of categories & even interpolate between two images.
Here's a cross between a border collie and a bullfrog, and a cross between a garter snake and a stopwatch
That's not to say that the neural net predictions were always believable, though. It also predicted these. (Can someone draw Kylo Ren in a lime blazer?)
I fed over 8,000 CNN Business headlines to a neural net to see which new headlines it would predict.
For some reason, it predicted companies behaving rather badly.
*slaps roof of new jersey* this bad boy can fit so many toll roads in it
@janellecshane update: first agent is swamped with requests but in this Birdsite thread, multiple other agents are offering the same deal (!!) https://twitter.com/sethasfishman/status/1059252474173829120?s=21
Anyone live in a US swing state and want a free critique from a good literary agent? See this really generous offer (and a list of states) at this birdsite post: https://twitter.com/PantherFist/status/1059155158662148096
My Coral Cups are finally available for pre-order. If anyone wants some computationally-crafted porcelain cups... https://n-e-r-v-o-u-s.com/shop/product.php?code=367
Happy Halloween! Here are some of the creepiest images that #BigGAN has generated.
Really enjoying Flash Forward pod by @roseveleth ! So much research and preparation clearly goes into every episode, and the result is highly informative and entertaining, with tons of links to resources if you want to dive deeper. Just signed up to be a $2 patron! https://www.patreon.com/flashforwardpod
Productivity hack: I'm at the coffeeshop seated next to a stranger who, at the slightest sign of distraction or web-surfing from me, will immediately engage me in conversation on herbal remedies or politics.
It was wonderful working with Susan Fowler and the rest of the team at NYT - Jessia Ma's illustrations are SO good.
It's not too late to choose one of these AI-generated costumes. Toaster Boy? Vampire Chick Shark?
This is my first NYT op-ed and I am so excited.
How do young children use emoji? Let's find out!
By popular request, a CHILD EMOJI AND ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION survey!
Please answer it if you have preliterate or semi-literate kids in your life, or share it with people who do, and hopefully we can make a CHILD EMOJI CORPUS 🥰
For reasons unknown, the Palmer webcam is pointed away from the base right now. Probably aliens visiting.