I trained an A.I. to Ask Metafilter...
August 3, 2017 5:00 PM   Subscribe

I trained an A.I. to Ask Metafilter...
Last time, I trained an LSTM neural network to generate British placenames. This time, I trained one on Ask Metafilter questions to see if the questions it generated might tell us anything about humanity. (Spoilers: yes, of course it did).

I have also generated MeFi usernames from the same MeFi infodump! They are hidden in the github repo linked on the Medium post.
Role: Lead typist
posted by danhon (12 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

Yessss
posted by cortex at 5:00 PM on August 3


Some of these are really really good
posted by aubilenon at 5:29 PM on August 3


Somewhere in an AI's dream, mathomes just transferred ownership of Metafilter to Cortark
posted by not_the_water at 6:25 PM on August 3 [2 favorites]


This is *the best*. I especially want to click on and read about "Help me find a baby version of my dishwasher".
posted by Secretariat at 10:01 PM on August 3 [1 favorite]


I feel like the denizens of AskMe should set to answering these questions, post haste.
posted by adamrice at 6:32 AM on August 4 [1 favorite]


"I feel like the denizens of AskMe should set to answering these questions, post haste."

omg I would love that.
posted by danhon at 1:46 PM on August 4


Well, these are just the titles! I think it would be fun to write the questions.
posted by Secretariat at 5:56 PM on August 4


I, too, would like dental karaoke insurance.
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 11:20 PM on August 4 [1 favorite]


Has anyone done one of these autogeneration things using something like Word2Vec vectors instead of just words? i.e. Rather than just loading in a corpus of words that get used in a particular domain, learning which kinds of words within the full body of a language tend to get used there?
posted by little onion at 11:33 AM on August 5


But really, now I must write the poem in question: Where can I find a drinking poem about a river?
posted by perrouno at 4:22 PM on August 5


I would like to see neural nets set completely loose on mefi for a day. With neural net moderation too, naturally.
posted by mattamatic at 9:38 AM on August 7


With neural net moderation too, naturally.
posted by mattamatic

Epony... well you know.
posted by Just this guy, y'know at 5:23 AM on August 14


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