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 Jul. 05, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

nothing to worry about. it's only mutant fly strains invented by a neural net

the neural net's most intense fly mutants are a bit beyond my artistic abilities but I would love to know what they look like

the neural net's task was to add to a list of 4 example mutations. This is the 1st task where I've seen a noticeable difference between 117M and 345M GPT-2. 117M doesn't get it. (via  https://minimaxir.com/apps/gpt2-small/ )
The larger 345M often manages. (via  http://talktotransformer.com )

here's what another neural net, Grover, does when prompted to generate fruit fly mutants. Here the prompt is different since I just gave it the article titles, so Grover is free to do more elaborate descriptions.
(via  https://grover.allenai.org/ )

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