An AI-generated blog auto-spawns dozens of posts per day, and many are victims of what I'll call the Baltimore Orioles Effect, in which AI mixes two very different things with similar names.
aiweirdness.com/baltimore-orio

There's a group of fossil bivalve mollusk with genus name Megalodon.

There isn't much online about them, but ask GPT-3 to write a press release about them and it will generate lots of "details" about how it's a giant terrifying predator.
aiweirdness.com/how-to-get-ai-

Character in Charlie Jane Anders’s Dreams Bigger than Heartbreak meets a space beetle and

“My name is Wyndgonk and my pronoun is fire.”

and so

“As Wyndgonk speaks, a burst of dark smoke sprays out of fire mouth”

this is so fun.

"Easter eggs, matte painting"

matte paintings are usually epic film backdrops so

(generated using @midjourney's CLIP-based text-to-image algorithm)
aiweirdness.com/ai-generated-e

I used GPT-3 to generate a list of pranks for a computer to play on a human.

Apparently computers think they're being hilarious.
aiweirdness.com/ai-generated-p

Tired of generic greetings?

Confuse your friends with AI-generated Valentine cards!

GPT-3 generated the messages and descriptions, and then I followed its instructions to create the cards.
aiweirdness.com/ai-generated-v

I prompted GPT-3's DaVinci model with 13 paint colors (name, and R G B color coordinates) from a neural net I trained 5 years ago.
DaVinci drew on its internet training to generate these.
aiweirdness.com/new-ai-paint-c

AI-generated breakfast food 

Used GPT-3 to generate new breakfast cereals and descriptions.
Some are a bit questionable.
aiweirdness.com/new-breakfast-

I went on a quest to get CLIP to recreate those giant wooden playground complexes from my childhood. You know, one of these.

I figured it would work - they already look like a fever dream of an over-enthusiastic AI. I never got close.
aiweirdness.com/remember-those

Lucrative startup idea: use AI to predict the next toy fads!
Here I used GPT-3 to complete a list I seeded with pet rock, tickle me elmo, and furby. Its job is prediction, and its dataset is the internet. It is made of math so it is infallible.
aiweirdness.com/predicting-the

I made an interactive AI-generated advent calendar!
Image descriptions by GPT-3, illustrations by Pixray.
aiweirdness.com/an-ai-advent-c

Neural net generated ingredients list 

My hobby is getting neural nets to complete lists because even the advanced ones make it weird.

aiweirdness.com/gpt-3-it-cant-

Neural net generated food items to enjoy! 

Pixray generating "View from the end of the Thanksgiving Table"

Demo here: pixray.gob.io/text2pixel/

Pixray Swirl uses CLIP to generate each frame to match my prompt, starting from a shifted version of the previous frame.

Prompt here was "Straight trail leading past a jelly landscape with jello mountains

Come for the jellyfish, stay for the colossal jam jar.
aiweirdness.com/playing-with-p

After I gave it a few examples of changing one style of text into another, I got GPT-3 to draw on the vast knowledge encoded in its internet training and improve some common error messages.
aiweirdness.com/use-ai-to-impr

If I give it a few examples, I can get GPT-3 to change the style of a sentence. See how it improves my writing!

aiweirdness.com/how-to-improve

I decided to see what CLIP+VQGAN would do when I gave it a house and told it to make it haunted.

Original image:
commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil
vs modified to better match the phrase "a haunted Victorian house"

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