AI Weirdness

Janelle Shane
The weirdness of artificial intelligence
Created 23 Jul 2020
  • AI Weirdness has moved!
    13 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi everyone! Just letting you know that the AI Weirdness newsletter has officially moved to Ghost! If you want new AI Weirdness posts in your inbox (and the option to support my blog and get bonus con...
  • Why are all of Babbage's food trucks so creepy
    21 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    I got the 2nd smallest variant, Babbage, to generate some new food truck ideas and for some reason a lot of them came out as horror show food trucks. Um, enjoy? Chef-o-Wiconi The cheese wagon! There's...
  • AI-generated food trucks
    21 May 2021 • 2 min read • 7 1
    One way to generate buzz for your new food truck: a unique theme or gimmick. But with new food trucks popping up everywhere, how can you ensure that your idea is creative enough? Lindsay Diamond sugge...
  • Actually a lettuce is a kind of cow
    14 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Here are some additional fun facts, explained for you by DaVinci, the largest GPT-3 variant: Actually, if a cow is a kind of fish, then lettuce is a kind of cow. Cows are 'mammals that periodically pr...
  • Botsplaining
    14 May 2021 • 4 min read • 10 1
    When I used GPT-3 to generate inscrutable new Star Wars jokes, Lisa Wong asked, “Can the A.I also generate the condescending explanation as to why the joke is funny and how I just don’t have a sense o...
  • Where did Luke Skywalker hide the Stromtrooper’s troffee?
    07 May 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Here are a few results from the mid-sized GPT-3 neural nets, prompted to continue a list of four Star Wars jokes: Curie, temperature 1 What did Dagobah owl think of a starship? Heck What is Luke Skywa...
  • AI writes Star Wars jokes
    07 May 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    One of my friends sent me some silly Star Wars jokes this week (“Where did Luke get his cybernetic hand? The second hand store.”) and on impulse I decided to see how AI would do at generating more. I ...
  • I want to hear the theme song of the small evil hippo
    30 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    Not to be left out of the fun, I let the middle two GPT-3 variants, Curie and Babbage, generate Disney villains too. Curie, the 2nd largest, was large enough to recognize the sea theme and the animals...
  • New Disney villains
    30 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 7 0
    Earlier I tried an experiment where I tried to get the GPT-3 neural nets, trained on a huge collection of internet text, to generate new Disney princesses. From just two example wiki entries, I got in...
  • Curie and Babbage can make princesses too!
    23 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    In my other post I tried to generate new Disney princesses using two of the GPT-3 neural nets. The largest, DaVinci, came up with existing Disney characters but got several details wrong about them. T...
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