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Murderbug made its dramatic appearance inside my shirt

In today's disturbing news, I discovered that GPT-3 can write AI Weirdness blog posts.

1st paragraph is my prompt. The rest is GPT-3 simulating the fumbling of a much less powerful neural net.

what inception level is gpt-3 describing a meme from 2019 in a pseudo-chaucerian poetry form from late 2016?

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Since the @OpenAI API can imitate just about any kind of text it saw on the internet, the trick is to figure out the right prompt. I tried to get it to generate whale facts.

Generating facts is one thing. Generating TRUE facts is another.

When an AI is trained on words, weird things can happen to the physical domain.

I asked the OpenAI API about horses.

I've been previewing the new @OpenAI API, and honestly despite myself I was a bit nervous when I typed "go ahead and try it." It's that good.

What happens when a neural net tries to write rhyming lyrics?

Apparently, an ode to defunct Swiss chemical company Alusuisse.

The fine rhyming work of
Mark Riedl's Weird A.I. program

I trained a neural net on 1100 escape room names, and now we have some interesting new ways to be stuck in a room.

names and descriptions via Max Woolf's GPT-2-simple
creepy images via

Someone asked me what would happen if I took a neural net trained to produce images of cats and then trained it on images instead.

If you've ever wished Bakeoff was more like a periodic function I have great news for you

You know there's something strange going on when you ask your neural net for "a horse on a bicycle" and you get this

Trained StyleGAN2 on pictures of my cat.
StyleGAN2 had been originally trained on human faces.
This is an intermediate training stage.

Not sure whether to laugh or scream

It's interesting to see what the neural net got right about the eggs. They're convincingly 3D. But it completely failed to pick up on the speckled eggs and instead did these weird layered pearlescent eggs.

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I used the neural net GPT-2 to generate some April Fools pranks.

conveniently they're all pranks you play on yourself. or possibly solo performance art.

AI-generated Great British Baking Show - humans mostly fleshblobs 

Trained a neural net on the Great British Bakeoff

results were less than cozy

it tried, though

StyleGAN2 via runwayml

Did you know there's a paper where they spent 3 weeks training a neural net to transform giraffes into birds?

new blog post

Would love to see these neural net generated court cases rendered by a real court artist.

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