On the internet, nobody knows you're a bot
July 1, 2019 2:35 PM   Subscribe

On the internet, nobody knows you're a bot
I used thousands of New Yorker cartoon contest caption submissions to classify about 100 cartoons into nineteen categories, and trained a neural network to generate new captions for each category. Some of them are kind of funny.

I also wrote a blog post about putting this together.
Role: everything
posted by theodolite (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Did you also include:
"Christ, what an asshole!"
"What a misunderstanding!"
"Hi, I'd like to invite you to my professional network on LinkedIn."
posted by the man of twists and turns at 2:54 PM on July 1, 2019 [1 favorite]

Christ, I'd like to add you to what misunderstanding network on LinkedIn.

I enjoy this one.
posted by phunniemee at 8:50 PM on July 1, 2019

"Christ, what an asshole!": appears six times
"What a misunderstanding!": surprisingly, does not appear in my data
"Hi, I'd like to invite you to my professional network on LinkedIn.": appears twelve times
posted by theodolite at 9:21 AM on July 2, 2019 [1 favorite]

Love it! Slight bug, when you select a category from the dropdown on an iPhone the page stays zoomed in to the menu size.
posted by ellieBOA at 5:38 AM on July 3, 2019

Hmm. Ran eight examples. These were the most ... unusual.
  • Don't worry, this is extinct, but you don't care what I see your trunk was supposed to be a presidential party of the wall.
  • I know what I look like that includes "The Guy Of Highway"
  • We had to go the bad cop or did you the balloon dog you don't leave you.
At least we know it isn't just regurgitating the originals, but I don't think it's ready for passengers yet.
posted by Gilgamesh's Chauffeur at 6:52 PM on July 11, 2019

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