There's a whole class of weird US court cases against inanimate objects:
United States v. Approximately 64,695 Pounds of Shark Fins
United States v One Solid Gold Object In The Form Of A Rooster
I decided to see what a neural net would make of them.
Scented candles from a neural net trained on 1000 existing candles
The neural net is based on math, so it is infallible. This is the future.
neural net generated pie
Here are some pies generated by a very confused neural net.
neural net generated pie
Perhaps letting a neural net invent pies was not the wisest idea
I haven't even played the goose game so maybe this is explicitly referenced in there, but still, wow (from Armstrong, Edward A. “The Symbolism of the Swan and the Goose.” Folklore, vol. 55, no. 2, 1944, pp. 54–58. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1256902.)
french, plurals, magick
according to wiktionary, "Only seven words in French ending in -ou have their plurals in -oux instead of -ous: bijou, caillou, chou, genou, hibou, joujou, pou"—a list that coincidentally(?) seems like a powerful incantation for like, playground magick (even in english: "jewelry, pebble, cabbage, knee, owl, plaything, louse")
an essay i published in logic magazine's play issue last winter is now online. its on playing a profoundly broken but ultimately meaningful game of rune factory 3:
Here's another scene from TLJ as segmented by DeepLab (which sees people with teddy bears hiding behind the rock) and SPADE (which dutifully has to draw the teddy bears)
Discovered a piece of house music perfectly suited to my outlook: jaunty determined insouciance leavened with a sense of creeping inevitable doom https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4GRmGoQeLU
Technically, I do believe the current tools we see popping up are better built versions of centralized platforms most people use, and that's cool.
But the reason progress is so slow is because we're still clinging to the concepts they ground into us when their were no other options available.
We need to stop building decentralized platforms in the same vein of centralized ones.
And building tools that actually help people *must* be at the center of why we're building them in the first place.
Decided to see what would happen if I trained a neural net to write names for self-aware AIs.
May I present: GPT-2 trained on AI names from Iain M. Banks's Culture novels
Several Meetars are typing
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