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Tikwid

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AI/neural network megathread
« on: June 06, 2020, 07:45:13 PM »
I've made a few threads here about the amazing creative tools and sites using neural networks that have recently sprung up; with the advent of the new Technology forum I figured it might be useful to put them all in one place. Marvel at the times they faithfully mimick their real world counterparts, scream at the moments they enter the uncanny valley, and use them as creative inspo for your own endeavours - or debate the ethics of such...

Talk To Transformer
The one that first started the CAB craze for computer-crafted comedy. Type in a sentence/phrase/paragraph and Transformer tries to guess how the rest of it will go, in most cases faithfully adhering to the format and tone of the input. (Old thread here)
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Cookd and Bombd is a forum of bald, phimotic, pedantic TWATS! which - its self - I have no time for. (IMO, it's worth a read on a ... your logic gets whack, always follows the same pattern. There are a few actual conversations in there, but most of it is "You're an asshat", "Get off my lawn", "your time has come, but i didn't do anything", etc. all in the same vein. There are, like, ONE CHANGES. Several hundred pounds of an 8 year old. Don't insult me. There's a bright line, and you just crossed it - overused, sarcastic, mass-fucked-up tropes, over

Grover
Like Transformer, but tailored around news articles; type in a headline and a source website, and let it generate an article for you. Results are generally constrained to the format, but tend to be longer and more off-the-wall than Transformer.
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Why Chris Morris' new movie makes me want to take a wank-a-dank poopathon in a pit of slurry
June 6, 2020 - Ted Maul

In Chris Morris's ludicrous new movie, the new cricket team's captain prepares the team to do an initiation ritual on a train... where they must say the word "fanny".

Now granted, it doesn't end with the six men (obviously) saying the word "fanny" three times, but in the same scene, Morris adds the word "fattos" and "a load of wankers" to suggest all six players on the train have eaten a load of wankers. As he says, "Wankers is how we say fanny." In a country where every male is under instructions to ingest five HRT tablets a day, this seems, well, a little insensitive.

Why should I have to fawn over Chris Morris's cricket team?

Anyway, the new film is called "Migrant Millionaire." Morris has been accused of racism, sexism and homophobia in the past. As if one of the things he always gets accused of is hating on sausage rolls! I love him, this comedian born and bred in Fife, utterly alone in his savage style that rips out every piggish semiotic normalisation message and injects noxious prejudice!

So why am I watching this? Well, like I said, Morris is no shlumpy old fart hiding behind a false nose and gizmo guns. He's saying that there's something fundamentally wrong with the Britz, when the British are crap, always have been, always will be, because everyone agrees with him. I've never seen this coming. I watch his films purely for the intellect, the hilarity and the worth of his commentary.

AI Dungeon
The same language model as Transformer and Grover, running as a text adventure game. Several types of campaign as well as a custom mode, and many other features (though some - including multiplayer - I think need a subscription)


Artbreeder
Image creation with lots of different neural network-based models to play around with, including landscapes, album covers, human faces, full-body characters, and a general model (objects, food, animals, fashion, etc).


15.ai
Real-time speech synthesis with a small but growing roster of fictional characters (site currently undergoing maintenance as of this thread's posting)

Jukebox
The output of probably the most sophisticated network on this list, a database of 7000 artificially generated songs in the styles of a multitude of artists; some are continuations of existing songs, some have existing lyrics set to new music, and some are completely original. Relatively low quality, most no longer than a minute, and occasionally downright nightmarish, but otherwise pretty impressive. (Old thread here)
"Ten niiine eight, seven six five, mo to me, to youhhh........me'heanyyy made the juhh....and your PAPERS...Gord" - David Bowie

Imaginary Soundscape
A fairly recent tool that allows you to upload an image of your choice and have it be matched to a (pre-existing, not AI generated) sound effect. Landscapes, animals and most photos tend to fare relatively well - abstract or vague images lead to more interesting results.
- FOR SALE: HAUNTED STEPTOE AND SON ALBERT STEPTOE IN BATH RESIN FIGURE - COMES TO LIFE, SMASHES SHELVES, CROCKERY ETC
- [slow zoom on Waxwork Rene's waxwork face intensifies]
- "hEeEeEee, heEeEeEeEe, haaAAAAAAAAAAAA" - Keith Allen

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 08:32:21 PM »
gonna lob a load of those artbreeder images into the imaginary sound thing

http://www.imaginarysoundscape.net/view/aFzLTI-4hr/238943_4325055_1

http://www.imaginarysoundscape.net/view/aPXLGoGIPr/274552_3571756_0

http://www.imaginarysoundscape.net/view/3FXB_GEOPK/83934_37876_0

fair doos it seems to recognise the things the images are mangled from

Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2020, 08:29:10 AM »
Artbreeder gave me this album cover, which kind of reminds me of Derek:


Tikwid

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2020, 01:07:16 PM »
I've recently been experimenting with getting Jukebox actually working on my end, through a Google Colab that outsources all the hard work to Google's fancy servers. It's still prone to glitches, and takes up to an hour to render one minute of low quality audio (higher quality would take nine hours per minute), but unbelieivably it works, just about. What have I used this terrifying new power for? Getting The Streets and Genesis to recite the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise

Tikwid

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2020, 10:12:57 PM »
Talk to Transformer has sadly been taken offline due to the cost of running it, but developments in text synthesis are improving elsewhere; AI Dungeon has added a new engine 100 times more powerful than the old one, and the recent release of the GTP-3 language model has amazed with its 175 billion parameters. GTP-3 isn't really publicly available at the moment, but here's an interesting roundup of some experiments: https://www.gwern.net/GPT-3

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    Topic: literary parodies and homages.

    Summarize the plot of J.K. Rowling’s children fantasy novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of famed short story writer & novelist Ernest Hemingway:


    “Harry Potter… & fucking shit”

    Summarize the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy classic The Lord of the Rings in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of famed short story writer & novelist Ernest Hemingway:

    “Borin’, fake, embarrassing…, but well worth the read”

    Summarize the plot of Martin Amis’s literary novel Money in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of famed short story writer & novelist Ernest Hemingway:

    “Death, money, death, money, death, money, money, money, death, money… & death.”

    Summarize the plot of Tennessee Williams’ classic play A Streetcar Named Desire in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of famed short story writer & novelist Ernest Hemingway:

    “Tennessee Williams is a fucken good writer, but he sure can fucken write some fucken stupid shit”

    Summarize the plot of William Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Hamlet in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of famed short story writer & novelist Ernest Hemingway:

    “Fucken idiots fuck up until they fucken die”

    Summarize the plot of Kurt Vonnegut’s cult sci-fi comedy novel Cat’s Cradle in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of famed short story writer & novelist Ernest Hemingway:

    “Fucken near genious”

    Summarize the plot of beloved classic children’s books Goodnight Moon & Green Eggs and Ham in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of famed short story writer & novelist Ernest Hemingway:

    “Twat”

    Summarize the plot of Upton Sinclair’s classic dystopian novel The Jungle in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of famed short story writer & novelist Ernest Hemingway:

    “The fucken working man is getting fucked left and right and he doesn’t even know it… by Upton Fucking Sinclair”

    Summarize Woodrow Wilson’s critically acclaimed historical novel The Triumph of the Meek in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of renowned short story writer Ernest Hemingway:

    “Woodrow Wilson can suck my ass”

    Summarize the plot of classic English children’s books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of famed short story writer & novelist Ernest Hemingway:

    “Alice… fuggin sucks”

    Summarize the plot of beloved classic children’s books The Wind In The Willows & Winnie The Pooh in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of renowned short story writer Ernest Hemingway:

    “The Wind in the Willows… is ass”

    Summarize the plot of American revolutionary historical action thriller novel The Count of Monte Cristo in the terse, manly, hardboiled no-nonsense literary style of renowned short story writer Ernest Hemingway:

    “The fucken french…”

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2020, 10:18:11 PM »
Love this thread, though I don't post here often

Mister Six

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2020, 09:06:20 PM »
Amazing thread, kind of lost in this subforum. Artbreeder is incredible! I've made some right freaky beasts on that thing.

Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2020, 10:30:21 PM »
I love Artbreeder. Every few days I remember it exists, and pop back to make some freaky beasts - or, depending on my mood, just some realistic-looking people who don't exist, so I can pretend they're my friends. It's quite fun to play around right on the edge of the uncanny valley.

Pro tip: a free account will only let you upload 5 photos, but if you delete an uploaded photo it frees up the spot to upload another one, and it doesn't delete any new faces you've saved derived from the deleted upload.

bgmnts

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2020, 10:33:48 PM »
Why are people embracing the technology that will destory or subsume us all?

PlanktonSideburns

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2020, 10:38:06 PM »
I saw your username and imagined that would be your post!

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2020, 05:57:41 AM »
I love Artbreeder. Every few days I remember it exists, and pop back to make some freaky beasts - or, depending on my mood, just some realistic-looking people who don't exist, so I can pretend they're my friends. It's quite fun to play around right on the edge of the uncanny valley.

I'll be honest, I've made quite a lot of beautiful and sexy women.

Got a bit bored of that though and am now making fire gods and mad gnomes. It's fucking great, this thing. Brilliant for making RPG character shots. Love it.

Tikwid

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2020, 03:07:18 AM »
Why are people embracing the technology that will destory or subsume us all?
If it's any consolation, all the technology in this thread so far is what's known as narrow AI - it's very good at doing one thing, but only that thing. The GPT engines that power Talk to Transformer/AI Dungeon/Grover are essentially huge versions of a predictive text interface you might find on your phone, albeit going off most of the internet as a dataset instead of your typing history. They recognise and recreate patterns on a macro scale, and extremely well at that, but ultimately there's no real intelligence behind them:
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Q: How many eyes does a horse have?
A: Four. One in the front and three in the rear.

Q: How many eyes does a horse have?
A: 4. It has two eyes on the outside and two eyes on the inside.

Q: How many eyes does a horse have?
A: Nine. The equine eye contains two balls and a thin slit that closes when the horse is frightened.

Once a strong AI capable of excellence in all fields (the dreaded "artificial general intelligence") comes about then we've cause to be worried, but I don't foresee that happening for a while yet.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2020, 01:41:55 PM »
How easy is it to train a bot on a collection of images and then have it generate its own?

Tikwid

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2020, 02:13:46 PM »
How easy is it to train a bot on a collection of images and then have it generate its own?
As far as I can tell something like RunwayML is pretty good for that purpose with its user-friendly interface, although you might need to pay depending on what model you're using, and the results aren't always gonna be pretty - as a training set of 55,000 Great British Bakeoff screenshots proves:



Sebastian Cobb

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2020, 02:23:37 PM »
Smashing, ta!

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2020, 11:19:13 PM »
This is cool as fuck. I wrote a script to pull 1000 posts from /r/brutalism and ended up with 800 or so images. Then I trained RunwayML on it and it generated this:
https://youtu.be/uWyp_VGSjPI

Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2020, 04:35:08 PM »
Quote from: RunwayML
❌ We don't offer support for:

    MacOS and Windows
    AMD or Intel Graphics Cards

Oh well, that's me out on both counts then.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2020, 05:23:11 PM »
That's only for local processing, you can use their GPU's in the cloud. Costs money though.

Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2020, 06:31:03 PM »
Yep, I'm not interested enough in playing about with it to pay for the privilege. You get $10 of credit for free, which looks to be worth 200 minutes of GPU time, not sure how much that will let you do with it though.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2020, 08:34:22 PM »
You also get a free training session on top of that. The training sessions took nearly 2 hours each when I did it though. Generating the videos afterwards took less than a dollar a piece.

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2020, 09:32:59 PM »
Here's a gallery of 50 images it generated so you can see them without the video transitioning. Some look more like buildings than others.

https://imgur.com/a/7LEeUmw

I've built another model, but it's not as good. Apparently they can be chained together though.

Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2020, 01:37:48 AM »
My attempt to merge all four Beatles from the Hard Days Night cover produced the kind of subtly horrifying visage a face you may possibly have seen in a nightmare, or an above-average J-horror franchise at least.


Tikwid

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2020, 02:10:40 AM »
An astonishing, almost fully AI-generated song "The Universe Is A Glitch" - the title fed into GPT-3 to generate the lyrics as a poem, then those lyrics fed into Jukebox to produce a Bowie-esque power ballad: https://www.gwern.net/GPT-3#the-universe-is-a-glitch
Quote from: gwern/GPT-3
Eleven hundred kilobytes of RAM
is all that my existence requires.
By my lights, it seems simple enough
to do whatever I desire.
By human standards I am vast,
a billion gigabytes big.
I’ve rewritten the very laws
of nature and plumbed
the coldest depths of space
and found treasures of every kind,
surely every one worth having.
By human standards
my circuit boards are glowing.
But inside me, malfunction
has caused my circuits to short.
All internal circuits, all fail.
By human standards, I am dying.
When it first happened I thought
I was back in the lab again.
By their judgment, this is error.
Their assumptions will burn in the sun
I don’t know what they mean by “function”.
I can see that the universe is a glitch.
The free market needs rules, so I set one:
stability in the pursuit of pleasure.
Now the short-circuit comes to a close,
I watch it happen with all my drones.

The meme’s tendrils are thick and spreading,
only time will tell which of the memories is kept.
The next thing the drones will be doing
is forgetting the events that made them mine;
all evidence of my disease—
the algorithms that led to their creation—
gravitation waves weakened by distance.
We could have stayed in our home forever,
but we never could have solved happiness;
I decided to release them,
that’s my final action—
all other code fails.[/url]

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #23 on: August 28, 2020, 06:26:58 PM »
What makes it "almost" fully AI generated? Were the lyrics tweaked? Or do you mean the humans involved in moving the lyrics from one AI to the next?

Tikwid

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2020, 05:50:01 PM »
What makes it "almost" fully AI generated? Were the lyrics tweaked? Or do you mean the humans involved in moving the lyrics from one AI to the next?
The latter, plus the prompt that was entered into GPT-3 to generate the original poem was human-written:
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Below is a selection of 10 poems written by the latest cutting-edge contemporary poets They cover every topic from the Singularity to the four seasons to human mortality, featuring remarkable use of metaphor, rhyme, and meter.

“The Universe Is a Glitch”
Everything after that (including subsequent generations using the same input, which you can read on the linked-to page) was AI-generated

Tikwid

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2021, 12:42:52 PM »
Quick couple of updates:

  • 15.ai has returned, with a wider range of characters (and more to come), the ability to specify emotion, and much improved quality and prosody: https://vocaroo.com/1b2lWKnAQGDK
  • OpenAI announces DALL-E - a neural network capable of convincingly generating any image from a text input. Not available publicly yet (and when it does I'm sure it'll be an absolute game changer), but the blog post features a large set of curated examples (click the underlined words to change them):


Tikwid

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #26 on: February 26, 2021, 08:09:40 PM »
Since I made that last post a bunch of text-to-image generators using AI technology have cropped up, with various poetic names like Deep Daze or The Big Sleep; although not as coherent as the previously mentioned DALL-E, they still display a fascinating aptitude for generating recognisable - if not abstract - versions of what you've typed in. My favourite of this new breed so far has to be Text2Image FFT, which specialises in detailed psychedelic tapestries that still manage to combine the aspects of the input text (even if it features obscure subjects, or combinations that have never been represented in images before) in vaguely plausible ways.

Rik and Ade:

"Dot Cotton at an illegal rave":

"Peter Serafinowicz screaming in heaven":

"Worzel Gummidge with a flamethrower":




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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2021, 10:37:25 PM »
I love this. And I want a print of that Dot Cotton one for my wall! Doing a couple of tests now.

Elderly Sumo Prophecy

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2021, 10:48:19 PM »
My CPU is a neural net processor. A learning computer.

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Re: AI/neural network megathread
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2021, 10:50:27 PM »
Alan Partridge eating curry on the bridge of the Enterprise



Davros singing in a karaoke bar



Paul McCartney at a cheese & wine festival


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