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Janelle Shane @janellecshane@wandering.shop

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

colab.research.google.com/gith

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.

aiweirdness.com/post/179938486

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.
nytimes.com/interactive/2018/1

For reasons unknown, the Palmer webcam is pointed away from the base right now. Probably aliens visiting.
usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/pal

Dear apple support: please make trackpads insensitive to cat paws

I trained a neural net to invent new horror movie titles, based on a list of 78k movies from IMDB
(illustrations are from )
aiweirdness.com/post/179211399

VOTED!!!
So glad Colorado has universal mail-in-ballots and 24-hour drop boxes. Total BS that one has to register to vote (note: in Colorado you can still register on election day), but at least after that it's easy.

i'm not sure who is breaking whose will here

New snakes invented by a neural net I trained on 1,000 snake species. Not sure how convincing these are though.
aiweirdness.com/post/178980378

Palmer station camera: A closeup of people loading the icebreaker!
usap.gov/videoclipsandmaps/pal

These teas were unusual! The peppercorn and Szechuan buttons gave them a fun spicy zing. Not enough Szechuan button to make my mouth tingle, but enough to notice!