@janellecshane I tried to go fishing in a pond and got attacked by a thief. It was somehow almost coherent.

Playing a dungeon game where a neural net is DMing has a lot in common with lucid dreaming.

Text in particular is slippery and resistant to being read.

aiweirdness.com/post/187645450

I trained a neural net to generate crochet hat patterns, and they showed a disturbing tendency to explode into ruffled hyperbolic yarn-eating shapes.
aiweirdness.com/post/187489831

image credit: Chunky Hat, crocheted by Joannastar

Another "Science/SF New Releases for Fall" list. This one is nice and tight and short. (I'd already preordered "You Look Like a Thing and I Love You" from @janellecshane but I picked up "Fortuna" by Kristyn Merbeth.)

arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/09

The neural net did spectacularly well with this fanfic if you assume it's supposed to have been written by Kylo Ren himself

mesmerized by the landscape-generating model in @_joelsimon's new artbreeder.com beta

can this please be the aesthetic for the next matrix movie?

The XFL announced their 2020 team names yesterday and for a league led by the CEO of WWE they're surprisingly unremarkable.
What if they had named them with a neural network instead?

ht David Griner for the idea; neural net sampled via talktotransformer.com
aiweirdness.com/post/187189517

This is what snacks will be like in the Simulation.

The gpt-2 neural net attempted to add to a list of British snacks and came up with these.
aiweirdness.com/post/186862853

Just finished Sooner or Later Everything Falls Into the Sea by
Sarah Pinsker - highly recommend!

And Then There Were n-1 remains one of my favorite short stories ever, and I have FEELS about the one where they’re playing Old Time music in space.

Prompted talktotransformer.com to complete a short list of things from my book and here's what it did.

Struggling to articulate what about this is so disturbing.

When I was trying to come up with a title for the AI Weirdness book, I tried training a neural net to generate titles.

There were a LOT of rejected titles.

aiweirdness.com/post/186656280

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