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Things We Saw Today: These AI-Generated Candy Hearts Are the Only Gifts We Need This Valentine’s Day

candy hearts derived from a neural network algorithm

Have regular Valentine’s gifts got you down? Have candy slogans become too expected? Luckily, research scientist Janelle Shane has our back. Shane fed a whole bunch of candy heart slogans through a neural network learning algorithm, and then was generous enough to share the results with the public. They. Are. Spectacular.

Tag yourself, I’m “book.” Or maybe “time hug.” Or maybe all of them.

But wait, there are more!

Eventually, the neural network got a little carried away with the *ahem* romance.

Let us know which possibly nonsensical/potentially inappropriate candy heart you’d send to your bae/self (i.e. the ultimate bae). (via AIWeirdness)

  • This is a really great conversation between two paranormal romance writers about what makes that genre so very cool. (via A Love So True)
  • This MSNBC graphic was already garbage before I noticed that they accidentally used Sherrod Brown’s picture twice! Not even major media outlets can tell these many white men apart.

  • Paddington is headed to the small screen! (via Indiewire)

Happy Valentine’s/regular Thursday, everyone!

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