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A Neural Network Invents D&D Spells, and Decides “Dave” Is the Most Magical Name Of All

Research scientist Janelle Shane has trained a neural network to generate Dungeons & Dragons spells, with wonderful results like Curse Clam, Dance of Sack, Poxsare, and Cursing wink.

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Our Robot Overlords Will Give Guinea Pigs The Best and Cutest Names

Research scientist Janelle Shane gave a neural network hundreds of guinea pig names, and the network came up with some of its own: Buzzberry, Spockers, Mumkle...and Bho8otteeddeeceul?

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This Neural Network Hilariously Does Not Understand What Humans Like to Eat

Whole Chicken Cookies.

A year ago, scientist Janelle Shane made a post on Tumblr detailing the wacky food names her neural network was generating after she fed it a healthy diet of cookbooks. The post has seen a viral surge of popularity and coverage, and in true 2017 Internet fashion, people are identifying as one delicacy or another. Tag yourself—I'm "Crimm Grunk Garlic Cleas."

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