Janelle Shane+ Your Authors @JanelleCShane Research Scientist in optics. Plays with neural networks. Avid reader, writer, and player of Irish flute. she/her. wandering.shop/@janellecshane Jun. 27, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

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
 https://aiweirdness.com/post/185883998702/ais-named-by-ais 

Impressed at how the neural net managed the Culture ship balance of enthusiasm and snark.

The neural net was particularly on point when generating the sassier Culture ship names

These neural net-generated names are more inscrutable than your average Culture ship AI. These ships are either very harmless or very very dangerous.


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