A scientist has trained a neural network or artificial intelligence computer to generate things like recipes and superhero names. What she didn’t expect however, was for it to try to chat her up…
Janelle Shane has a Ph.D. in electrical engineering, so she knows how to build a computer or two -recently she put together an artificial recent neural network, which she taught to recite Irish song titles and other seemingly innocent things like the names of Pokemon.
She decided to try to teach it pick up lines for fun too, but between Fields of Barley and Charizard, the A.I. began to spout out aggressive comments and come on quite aggressively to Janelle.
She wrote on her blog: “Gathering the dataset was much more painful than I had expected – I hadn’t really read many of these before, and most were obscene, or aggressive, or kind of insulting. I began to regret the whole project.”
Eventually, she tweaked the machine, and it figured out how to give a compliment and not threaten it’s maker. It suddenly began to spout insane, drunk and somewhat sweet pick up lines, and some of them are absolutely insane:
I want to get my heart with you.
Loaded staff writer Danielle De La Bastide has lived all over the planet and written for BuzzFeed, Thought Catalog as well as print publications throughout the Caribbean.