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Janelle Shane @janellecshane@wandering.shop

In which I train a neural network classifier to answer the question: Metal band or My Little Pony?
aiweirdness.com/post/174211306

220 Volt is metal, but Alice Cooper and Black Rose are definitely ponies

For Wednesday - I'm trying out a new sort of algorithm. I've trained it to classify any given name as either a metal band or a My Little Pony. Anyone got names to try?
(Delightfully, it is 99% sure I am a pony)

It will do any Google Maps location, too. It generated heavy rain to go with this spot on the Isle of Skye.
imaginarysoundscape.qosmo.jp/

This neural network will choose a soundscape to go with whatever picture you upload. imaginarysoundscape2.qosmo.jp/

Odonata sent me these amazing SkyKnit patterns!! This is Fishcock, which somehow ended up as a huge hyperbolic surface.

The Kealing Middle School students shared their ice cream dataset with me - so I made some new neural net-generated flavors.
aiweirdness.com/post/173990761

I trained a char-rnn on podcast titles, and here are the (raw) results:I trained

pastebin.com/raw/NzdfAbvP

some of my favs:

15 Bills 1 Money
36 Minutes In World with Dr. Showing
46 Monets Podcast
A Hom Thing Managagy
A Phecist Well-Podcast
Beyond Show - the Podcast

cc: @janellecshane

I have put in thousands of hours on my poetry generator over the past three years. Thousands. It gets rough, sometimes I feel like I should get rid of the whole thing and simply write poems on my own.

But every so often, the computer writes something for me that makes it all worthwhile. Like tonight, when it gave me this line:

Ms. Johnson's middle school coding classes kicked my butt at neural network ice cream naming. Please enjoy their flavors:
aiweirdness.com/post/173797162

Update: The author of the article says Google translate took some poetic license. She had it as "an amusing catastrophe project"

is famous in Japan!
Google Translate says they called it "a pleasant catastrophe project".
I like it.
newspicks.com/news/3010220/bod

Saw a rufous-sided towhee this morning! They are like tiny super fancy robins.

I am really enjoying the Palmer Station webcam. Here's a time lapse I made of a storm last Friday afternoon.
youtube.com/watch?v=IR5rPn1VDG

Repotted my tomatoes! They'll be clawing at the windows soon.