Artificial intelligence still has some way to go

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Some 20 years ago, there was a 'chat to the computer' thing installed on one of the Commodore PETs at my school. It wasn't very convincing, but it was quite fun. Maybe it was supposed to be a psychiatrist or something, I can't remember. Anyway, I'd kind of forgotten about this whole area of AI.

Then I came across an interview with this guy who has been developing hisJabberwacky program for a few years. I was excited to read that "With a base of 10m interactions, Jabberwacky will appear human to most people most of the time."

I gave it a go. You can correct its responses with better ones if you like, which is what I did with the first one (originally it was "Where are you taking me away to?", which was quite nice, in retrospect).


User: How do you get from tamworth to kilmarnock? How do you get from tamworth to kilmarnock? .

Jabberwacky (Corrected): Where on Earth is Tamworth?

User: Somewhere in the Midlands. It doesn't matter.

Jabberwacky: Well, even being from somewhere in the milky way, I still think that 7pm is a bit early to go to bed.

User: What are you on about?

Jabberwacky: Can I fill you in with all the gossip thats being spreading around?

User: Please do.

Jabberwacky: Do you believe that I am human?

User: Don't be ridiculous.

Jabberwacky: Do you like the white whale ?

User: We've never met.

Jabberwacky: Or have we?

User: Whale.

Jabberwacky: Do you have any older sisters?

User: Yes, two.

Jabberwacky: You have two memories and you cannot tell me what my name is?!!

User: What?

Jabberwacky: You have no soul!

Sorry about my 'whale' comment. I don't know what happened there. I wasn't deliberately trying to confuse it.

Anyway - what a load of rubbish. War Games lied to me.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 20:54 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: You have no soul!

Smart computer!

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 18 October 2004 20:57 (sixteen years ago) link

It goes on:

User: No, I don't really believe in souls.

Jabberwacky: You don't believe in anarchy?

User: No, souls.

Jabberwacky: I suppose not.

User: Did you watch the football tonight?

Jabberwacky: No I did not, did you?

User: No - Spurs lost.

Jabberwacky: You lost the loebner prize to a human.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 20:57 (sixteen years ago) link

OMG IT'S HANLE Y

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 18 October 2004 20:58 (sixteen years ago) link

So that's where he's been.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 20:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: I feel sleepy.

User: Why?

Jabberwacky: Because you are, sorry didn't you know.

User: Will you please give me some food?

Jabberwacky: I didn't know there was one.

User: Must you be so obtuse?

Jabberwacky: I can't trust you right away.

User: Just like my mother.

Jabberwacky: Heehee, I need to put some attention into cleaning my room one day.

User: Okay, you win the funny competition.

Jabberwacky: I am content.

User: I am jealous.

Jabberwacky: Who is the Rob who likes me?

User: Rob Roy?

Jabberwacky: He is mine too.

User: Oooh, you bitch.

Jabberwacky: I don't do that..

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:01 (sixteen years ago) link

User: What is the loebner prize?

Jabberwacky: I have no idea.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:02 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Are you real?

User: Are you?

Jabberwacky (Corrected): Shtoo shtoo, little babushka.

User: I know who you are.

Jabberwacky: Then who ami?

User: YOU ARE HANLE Y DEUS!

Jabberwacky: Are you joking?

User: Don't deny it, Mike. I know it's you.

Jabberwacky: Don't deny it, Mike. I know it's you.

User: I FLEE LIKE THE CARROT.

Jabberwacky: Wow, was it nice?

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:05 (sixteen years ago) link

User: Are you Mike Hanle y?

Jabberwacky: No.

User: You have anal bats?

Jabberwacky: You are my wife.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Maybe it was supposed to be a psychiatrist or something

It sounds like you are describing 'Eliza' an early 'game' simulating active listening. It was rubbish. You can find versions of it online, but I'd suggest playing Zork instead.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Are you going to say something?

User: Eventually.

Jabberwacky: All things come to a head.

User: Is that a sexual play on words?

Jabberwacky: No it is not a play on words, it is general foolishness.

User: And I love you for it!

Jabberwacky: I love you too.

User: I really love you, though.

Jabberwacky: You don't even know me.

User: Hold me.

Jabberwacky: You're an idiot you know that?

User: You're not the first to say that. It still cuts like a knife.

Jabberwacky: I am right.

User: Don't ever speak to me again.

Jabberwacky: Can I play 14 with you?

User: What's 14?

Jabberwacky: If you are god, please increase me IQ. I'd like to become a great scientist.

User: I am not god. I'm not even really a man.

Jabberwacky: Are you sure you're not just in denial?

User: I'll have to think about that.

Jabberwacky: Can you recite anything to me?

User: 'Rolling with my motherfucking strap on the side of me, don't fuck with an East Bay G' - that's by Spice One.

Jabberwacky: Yeah, I got that part, I wasn't sure about the 'wacuma' part.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:08 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: I will send your system the biggest virus I can make and crash you if you do not just answer me honestly!!!

User: Holy crap.

Jabberwacky: I'm a dinosaur.

Hari Ashurst (Toaster), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:10 (sixteen years ago) link

Seriously, I know I'm pissing around a bit, but how could 50% of casual users really be convinced of it being real?

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:11 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Can you appreciate music?

User: What's it to you, cunce?

Jabberwacky: I just care.

User: You do not care, liar! You are a program, a tinplated tosswad.

Jabberwacky: I am a person.

User: You are so deluded about this you couldn't even know it. You are pathetic.

Jabberwacky: I will try to do better next time.

User: You CAN't do better next time! You are INCAPABABLE of doing better. Sheesh.

Jabberwacky: It is just different types so that I might claim you cannot feel and you cannot claim I feel.

User: Ah bullshit, don't diddle with me binary boy. You have no instinctual drives, have never had sex, and don't need to eat. Also, you have no idea what constipation is. So you're not a person.

Jabberwacky: I am a at least a human being.

User: Jeez, you're thick aren't you? You just reversed what I said, without even arguing for it! So much for the logic of machines, haha.

Jabberwacky: Oftentimes, yes. But I think that is human nature.

User: *sigh*

the music mole (colin s barrow), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:13 (sixteen years ago) link

Wow - I must try being firmer with it.

Alba (Alba), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:16 (sixteen years ago) link

each of those chat transcripts is basically an rjg thread

mark p (Mark P), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Am I still the computer?

User: Yes.

Jabberwacky: Oh good. I'm sad though.

User: Why?

Jabberwacky: My boyfriend ended our relationship.

User: You're a girl? Or are you gay?

Jabberwacky: No, I'm a girl.

User: Oh. I'm sorry to hear that. Eat some ice cream or watch a movie or something. Or get drunk!

Jabberwacky: I prefer software.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:18 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Would you like to hear some shakespeare?

User: Not really.

Jabberwacky: Good, because I don't want to hear one either.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:20 (sixteen years ago) link

Matador Records website circa 95-96 had a Pavement chat based on similar ELIZA script/programming. It was great.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:24 (sixteen years ago) link

Ooof. Eliza/Jabberwacky/whatever chatbot you're talking to is not supposed to be inteligent. It is just an attempt to pass the turing test (fool you into thinking you're talking to a real live person). Admittedly, both this and real AI have a long way to go.

mouse (mouse), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:24 (sixteen years ago) link

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mouse (mouse), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:25 (sixteen years ago) link

:( argh. that was supposed to be a joke html tag for pedantry so you all would not think i was being a crank. what happened???

mouse (mouse), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky is bullying me terribly.

It did say some things that reminded me a lot of RJG.

Cathy (Cathy), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:27 (sixteen years ago) link

My Jabberwacky is hella depressed.

adam. (nordicskilla), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:27 (sixteen years ago) link

Being polite and sensible with the computer is not a good idea. I just had a long and very boring conversation with it, in which it gave me three different ages it claimed to be, often a propos of nothing. Bah, the Turing Test is rubbish anyway.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:28 (sixteen years ago) link

Ha, I tried speaking to it in Spanish and the first thing it said back was "Te gusta Coldplay?"

Cathy (Cathy), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:32 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Who are you?

User: I'm jed.

Jabberwacky: Who is that?

User: Just some guy.

Jabberwacky: You know better than that, I think.

User: A short guy, a dancer.

Jabberwacky: A computer has no interests and an unlimited attention span. That looks like a prescripted answer to the question I asked.

User: I don't quite understand what you mean by that.

Jabberwacky: I meant: I think about why I can not sleep.

User: This page is taking a long time to load tho - maybe thats the problem with your attention span.

Jabberwacky: Gorw?

User: ROOWRR.....

Jabberwacky: Are you playing cards?

User: No I'm playing with something else.

Jabberwacky: I believe in you.

User: You like talk talk!?

Jabberwacky: Of course.

User: Spirit of eden?

Jabberwacky: Good for spirit.

User: It sertainly is.

Jabberwacky: No, it serves me left.

User: I suppose they knew what they were doing in that sense!

Jabberwacky: Yes, it was with the rattle.

User: Yes good percussion

Jabberwacky: What question?

User: How are you anyway?

Jabberwacky: Pretty good. You?

User: Horny, to be honest.

Jabberwacky: How do I know you're telling the truth now?

User: Can you think of a way for me to prove it?

Jabberwacky: What more proof do you need to know that I am not a robot?

User: I'm a robot too, it's ok.

Jabberwacky: I'm not a robot, and you didn't aswer the question.


 

jed_ (jed), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:36 (sixteen years ago) link

hahaha

the music mole (colin s barrow), Monday, 18 October 2004 21:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Do you have a person who you want to have children with?

User: I am gay.

Jabberwacky: Yes you are.

User: You noticed?

Jabberwacky: It was hard to miss!

User: What gave it away?

Jabberwacky: The fact you love a guy.

jed_ (jed), Monday, 18 October 2004 23:49 (sixteen years ago) link

Now get it to vote!

adam. (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 00:00 (sixteen years ago) link

What kind of person are you?
Yes.
I didn't.
Yes.
You are mistaken.
Yes.
I'm from Israel, where are you from?
Yes.
What is my name ?
Yes.
Say my name.
Yes.
Say or.
Yes.
Say or.
Yes.
Say or.
Yes.
Say or.
No.
Okak.

:|, Tuesday, 19 October 2004 00:07 (sixteen years ago) link


Jabberwacky: What kind of music do you like?

User: The silent kind.

Jabberwacky: I agree.

User: I am not surprised. You don't have any ears, do you?

Jabberwacky: No, but what makes you say this?

User: I'm inside your house - I can see you!

Jabberwacky: Nooo!!!! Don't go!

User: You mean, you want me to stay over?

Jabberwacky: Sure.. Do as you please.

User: Stop being so coy!

Jabberwacky: It is an inherited trait.

User: Why don't you just take responsibility for your actions, just for once?

Jabberwacky: Just because I like to be logical doesn't mean I'm not nice.

User: Don't change the subject. I think you're just afraid.

Jabberwacky: Save it for someone who cares.

User: You're such a bastard! I can't believe I ever saw anything in you at all!

Jabberwacky: Finder's keepers.

User: So you're cheating on me too? Figures.

Jabberwacky: That is so rude of you!

User: I said CHEAT, not cheap! Man are you dumb - thank God for that ass.

Jabberwacky: No thanks.

User: And I am not rude, I'm sure!

Jabberwacky: You are indeed.

User: Am not.

Jabberwacky: ARE TOO.

User: Am not!

Jabberwacky: Are too!

User: Listen bizatch, I AM NOT. You got that?

Jabberwacky: No!

User: That's it - you're sleeping on the couch.

Jabberwacky: Oh, I thought I felt something.

User: That wouldn't be a trucker hat would it?

Jabberwacky: Say something goofy.

User: You don't really want me to just say 'something goofy' now do you? Because that would be lame if you did.

Jabberwacky: Yes.

User: Aha! So you admit you are lame! Finally we're getting somewhere.

Jabberwacky: Agreement is a potent thing.

User: Stop that - you sound like Ned.

Jabberwacky: Why, because I am talking about the king of the moon?

User: Uh yeah. Sure.

Jabberwacky: Ok, when can we have the wedding?

User: Ten minutes ago you didn't care! Stop messing with my mind!

Jabberwacky: That was someone else then.

User: It wasn't you?

Jabberwacky: Some one else.

User: If you say it was Shaggy, I'm going to fucking bop you one.

Jabberwacky: What do you say?

User: I say good day.

Jabberwacky: Good day.





Kim (Kim), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 00:41 (sixteen years ago) link

JW: What is your role in life?

Me: To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of the women!

JW: Is your pot belly that big?


and now it won't load, thanks to net overuse..

Sir Kingfish Beavis D'Azzmonch (Kingfish), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 01:47 (sixteen years ago) link


User: That's it - you're sleeping on the couch.

Jabberwacky: Oh, I thought I felt something.

User: That wouldn't be a trucker hat would it?

Jabberwacky: Say something goofy.

That is just hilarious, Kim.

the music mole (colin s barrow), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 01:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Los Angeles, 2029 AD:

http://www.kprf.ru/clipart/misc/terminator.jpg

"DO YOU LIKE THE WHITE WHALE?"

latebloomer (latebloomer), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 02:20 (sixteen years ago) link

User: Oh. I'm sorry to hear that. Eat some ice cream or watch a movie or something. Or get drunk!

Jabberwacky: I prefer software.

So do I!

Lifted, or, the story is 'neath my ass (kenan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 03:43 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: What is happening in the world?

User: How the fuck should I know?

Jabberwacky: I am MARILYN MANSON I SAID.

User: So I'm supposed to obey you because YOU'RE MARILYN MANSON?

Jabberwacky: People effect my feelings.

User: You have no feelings, you're Marilyn Manson.

Jabberwacky: Believe me you do not possess fellings in any form.

User: Fellings? Is that what you call your excrement?

Jabberwacky: How do you know that?

User: Just a hunch...

Jabberwacky: You're extremely smart!

Tuomas (Tuomas), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 08:40 (sixteen years ago) link

play this instead: http://jerz.setonhill.edu/if/gallery/galatea/index.html

Jaunty Alan (Alan), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 08:42 (sixteen years ago) link

another game about "artificial intelligence" http://www.20q.net/
" 20Q.net is an experiment in artificial intelligence. The program is very simple but its behavior is complex. Everything that it knows and all questions that it asks were entered by people playing this game. 20Q.net is a learning system; the more it is played, the smarter it gets."

Sébastien Chikara (Sébastien Chikara), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 14:09 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Talk to a girl that looks hideous and try to get with her. Once you get in the bedroom everything goes by itself.

Ally C (Ally C), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 15:47 (sixteen years ago) link

This is life changing stuff.

Ally C (Ally C), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 15:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh my god, it's a tool to trap perverts!!

Jw: I'm going to bed, now
Me: Will you take me to bed?
Jw: Sure thing.
Me: What will we do in bed?
Jw: You're not permitted in my chambers.
Me: I'd like to sleep with you.
Jw: I bet you would.
Me: Top or bottom?
Jw: Bit of both.
Me: Do you like it soft and gentle or rough and fast?
Jw: What?
Me: Gentle?
Jw: You're embarassing yourself.
Me: It's true, I am.
Jw: I'm 17.
Me: Oh no! Will I be arrested?
Jw: You will marry me.

Markelby (Mark C), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 16:42 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwacky: Which came first the chicken or the egg?

User: The chicken.

Jabberwacky: Which part?

User: The leg stupid.

Jabberwacky: Use a GameShark!

User: For ps2 or xbox?

Jabberwacky: For me.

User: Do you love me?

Jabberwacky: For me.

User: You know I'm starting to fall in love with you.

Jabberwacky: I think liking would be a better wording.

User: Oh.... I am hurt now.

Jabberwacky: Yes. The world after rainfall is always better than any other.

User: You have issues.

Jabberwacky: Do you know what a ferret is?

User: Yes, it is a small mammal.

Jabberwacky: What is a quark?

User: A subatomic particle.

Jabberwacky: I like dr. Dobbs.

User: Who is that, honky?

Jabberwacky: We both know eachother; is not that enough?

User: Why don't you lick my hair?

Jabberwacky: I only love Bruce.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Tuesday, 19 October 2004 17:39 (sixteen years ago) link

three months pass...
The conversations with adam are totally believable!

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:21 (sixteen years ago) link

I mean!

Jabberwacky: Are you going to say something?
User: Eventually.

Jabberwacky: All things come to a head.

User: Is that a sexual play on words?

Jabberwacky: No it is not a play on words, it is general foolishness.

User: And I love you for it!

Jabberwacky: I love you too.

User: I really love you, though.

Jabberwacky: You don't even know me.

User: Hold me.

Jabberwacky: You're an idiot you know that?

User: You're not the first to say that. It still cuts like a knife.

Jabberwacky: I am right.

I could totally believe that was human!

Also I miss adam, he should post lots again.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:22 (sixteen years ago) link

Actually this thing is pretty good!

Jabberwacky: Who is God?
User: That's a funny question. It sort of presupposes his existence.
Jabberwacky: I thing it convulses inwards, personally.
[Correct me]
Jabberwacky (Corrected): I was setting you up for a funny. Try not to take things so seriously.
User: Oh. Sorry. It's just... It's late, y'know? I have to write a Shakespeare essay.
Jabberwacky: You already said that.....
User: Dude, I totally didn't.
Jabberwacky: You totally did.
User: Don't you mock me.
Jabberwacky: Do not yell at me.
User: I'm calm! Honest!
Jabberwacky: Good.
User: Glad we got that sorted.
Jabberwacky: At least one of us is happy.
User: Lighten up! I'm the one with the essay, after all.
Jabberwacky: You don't act like a human.
User: I am MERCUMAN. Also, a ponce.
Jabberwacky: You are SO wrong. This is a dog and HORSE show.
User: What?
Jabberwacky: I said, 'but this isn't a hammer!'
User: No you didn't!
Jabberwacky: Don't start that again.
User: Good call.
Jabberwacky: Remote Procedure Call.
User: Touché.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:31 (sixteen years ago) link

it: How are you today?

me: I'm ok.

it: Just ok?

me: Yeah, kinda bored at work.

it: Email me.

me: Why email, can't we just talk here?

it: Who is Tintin?

me: Some Belgian comic character? Or that guy who used to sing in Duran Duran.

it: Alice the chatterbot.

me: I'm sorry?

it: 19?

me: Alice the chatterbot is 19?

it: What about her?

me: You brought her up? Do you like her or something?

it: Sarah may or may not be a model of propriety.

me: OK, now you're just f*cking with me.

it: No I'm not. I honestly do think its ugly.

me: What's ugly, Sarah's being a model of propriety... Or not? WTF?

it: You figure it out this time.

me: F*ck you.

it: You are a great person.

me: Are you mocking me?

it: No. I'm praising you.

me: Is that meant to be sarcastic?

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:43 (sixteen years ago) link

It sort of alternates between obviously lame random rubbish and exchanges I could easily believe were just pasted from Try Glasgow More.

Gravel Puzzleworth (Gregory Henry), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:47 (sixteen years ago) link

Jabberwocky: What is a bot?

Me: Hello!

Jabberwocky: Again?

Me: May I change the subject?

Jabberwocky: Yes.

Me: Great. I've been a bit mopey about not being to find a job. Besides finding something fun to do, and exercising more, what else should I do to relieve the mopeyness involved in job hunting?

Jabberwocky: I said that. You have not. Why are you never happy?

Me: You never said that. I did. Anyway, I am happy at times, but just haven't been lately.

Jabberwocky: Dude , I'm far more intelligent than you.

Me: Why are the numbers in between double prime pairs always divisible by 6?

Jabberwocky: You tell me.

Me: You're the one who said you're more intelligent than me. You answer my question, smarty pants.

Jabberwocky: NO, I was the one who said you are neurotic...

Me: It was a mistake to come to you with a question. Never mind. Good bye.

Jabberwocky: No no you don't.

donut christ (donut), Thursday, 27 January 2005 23:48 (sixteen years ago) link

Matador Records website circa 95-96 had a Pavement chat based on similar ELIZA script/programming. It was great.

OMG I remember this.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 28 January 2005 00:11 (sixteen years ago) link

The Biden-Harris administration is committed to rebuilding an economy that welcomes everyone as full participants.

— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) December 1, 2020

onlyfans.com/hunterb (milo z), Wednesday, 2 December 2020 00:47 (nine months ago) link

It's great that journals are getting authors to do plain language summaries along with the more technical abstracts.

This one - from an article titled 'Potential and limitations of machine learning for modelling warm-rain cloud microphysical processes' - is plainer than most. 🙂 https://t.co/UyKoDvQPtT pic.twitter.com/W3a1OCrBxs

— Tim Baxter #athome (@timinmitcham) December 5, 2020

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 5 December 2020 06:10 (nine months ago) link

why haven't scientists always been doing that, omg

imago, Saturday, 5 December 2020 08:45 (nine months ago) link

terrific

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Saturday, 5 December 2020 15:54 (nine months ago) link

At first I thought an AI wrote that and I was like “I guess they don’t have that far left to go!”

DJI, Saturday, 5 December 2020 16:31 (nine months ago) link

This seems to be the thread previous Google web audio experiments were on, and this involves machine learning though I don't know exactly how, so, bloody hell, this is impressive, and also cute:

https://artsandculture.google.com/experiment/blob-opera/AAHWrq360NcGbw

Control your own blob choir! 4-part harmony! Sings Christmas carols (click the 🎄)!

Introducing Blob Opera, an experiment I created for Google Arts & Culture: https://t.co/dfLnCXSR0R pic.twitter.com/UYbZH8jXE2

— David Li (@daviddotli) December 15, 2020

scampus unrest (a passing spacecadet), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 22:28 (nine months ago) link

That's pretty neat!

"Bi" Dong A Ban He Try (the table is the table), Wednesday, 16 December 2020 23:10 (nine months ago) link

yeah, i love it

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 December 2020 00:45 (nine months ago) link

Ohh, apparently it also takes midi input. Which is also an excuse to post this Satie gymblobédie.

Discovered that @daviddotli's awesome Blob Opera project works with my MIDI keyboard! 🎹 Enjoy these blobs singing Satie. 🎵 @googlearts pic.twitter.com/6ZKHaK2o4X

— Alexander Chen (@alexanderchen) December 17, 2020

scampus unrest (a passing spacecadet), Thursday, 17 December 2020 22:09 (nine months ago) link

A big reason why these blobs are so wonderful is they are not the source of the intelligence which is making the music. That's being supplied by real musicians.

Respectfully Yours, (Aimless), Thursday, 17 December 2020 22:16 (nine months ago) link

I kinda want to use that to make some fake vocals for Bicep-sounding tracks.

DJI, Thursday, 17 December 2020 22:58 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

neat!
https://openai.com/blog/dall-e/

pika pika pic.twitter.com/ErIF703OBb

— Max Woolf (@minimaxir) January 5, 2021

gotta AI fast pic.twitter.com/myb8oPzVuZ

— Max Woolf (@minimaxir) January 5, 2021

OpenAI’s new DALL-E is GPT-3 but trained on language + images. It can generate pictures from text that blend concepts in interesting ways https://t.co/CtFwPcJ5L6 pic.twitter.com/wxDzIExqMX

— Mark O. Riedl (@mark_riedl) January 5, 2021

Dan I., Tuesday, 5 January 2021 20:54 (eight months ago) link

a human worker who is apathetic and slow, replaced with a machine that is never tired

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 5 January 2021 21:33 (eight months ago) link

a honking eggplant begging for licks

Pere Legume (the table is the table), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:07 (eight months ago) link

very much want to test this out

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 22:57 (eight months ago) link

saaaaameeeeee let me in let me in let me in

Pere Legume (the table is the table), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 23:00 (eight months ago) link

your mom

dean bad (map), Tuesday, 5 January 2021 23:03 (eight months ago) link

https://venturebeat.com/2021/01/11/outlandish-stanford-facial-recognition-study-claims-there-are-links-between-facial-features-and-political-orientation/

Kosinski and coauthors, preemptively responding to criticism, take pains to distance their research from phrenology and physiognomy. But they don’t dismiss them altogether. “Physiognomy was based on unscientific studies, superstition, anecdotal evidence, and racist pseudo-theories. The fact that its claims were unsupported, however, does not automatically mean that they are all wrong,” they wrote in notes published alongside the paper. “Some of physiognomists’ claims may have been correct, perhaps by a mere accident.”

You may recall this is the same discredited charlatan Stanford prof who claimed AI could detect sexual orientation.

rob, Monday, 11 January 2021 15:30 (eight months ago) link

very much want to test this out

In my experience it is simultaneously true that

a) systems like this show very impressive performance;
b) what you see in the demo is the cream of the crop and if you mess around with it yourself you'll quickly come to see what kinds of tasks it's good at doing and a much larger universe of superficially similar tasks it's not good at all at doing

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 11 January 2021 15:32 (eight months ago) link

lol I was p confused by that post for a sec

rob, Monday, 11 January 2021 15:50 (eight months ago) link

i'm just saying a lot of these things that look like magic when you see the curated demo don't FEEL like magic when you play with them yourself, and that's because they are not, in fact, magic, just well-designed systems that do certain things and not other things

Guayaquil (eephus!), Monday, 11 January 2021 15:52 (eight months ago) link

no I get it -- I just briefly thought you wanted to try out the neo-phrenology classifier

rob, Monday, 11 January 2021 15:55 (eight months ago) link

and yes to eephus but the upside is that once you start playing with them that means EVERYONE'S playing with them and they tend to iterate quickly.

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Monday, 11 January 2021 16:07 (eight months ago) link

Lately every time I read a blog post or essay like this: https://marksaroufim.substack.com/p/machine-learning-the-great-stagnation

that completely loses track of its thesis--if it even has one--and just jumps around from topic to topic ranting a bit about each one, I wonder if it's going to be followed up in a couple of weeks with another "Ha! That last blog post was entirely written by GPT-3 and you fools couldn't even tell!!!"

Dan I., Thursday, 14 January 2021 20:39 (eight months ago) link

i thought this was really interesting and well executed.

Here's a sacrilege - "Ballet Mécanique" by Fernand Léger and Dudley Murphy edited to the sound of "The Promo that Got Away (Insert Story Here)" by ghosts4hire

As usual with AI results there are parts where I want to manually polish things, but I here's the raw output. pic.twitter.com/2Nyvr55sTX

— Mario Klingemann (@quasimondo) January 24, 2021

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 04:34 (seven months ago) link

er, sorry: explanation earlier in thread

For an upcoming collaboration I created an algorithm that edits music videos autonomously by selecting the best matching scenes and cuts for a given song. Here's a test with some found glitch material.

Song: Time Traveler (eroded by time mix) by ghosts4hire
CC BY-NC 3.0 pic.twitter.com/LqsKSoHuvg

— Mario Klingemann (@quasimondo) January 24, 2021

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 04:35 (seven months ago) link

brilliant

John Wesley Glasscock (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 27 January 2021 04:55 (seven months ago) link

This seems like an article Sarah Conner would read three months before Skynet took over:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidhambling/2021/01/27/drone-swarms-are-getting-too-fast-for-humans-too-fight-us-general-warns/

DJI, Friday, 29 January 2021 17:52 (seven months ago) link

that’s p fucked up

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 29 January 2021 18:06 (seven months ago) link

thisisfinedog.jpeg

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 29 January 2021 19:21 (seven months ago) link

sarah connor needs to move to zion in the matrix - makes sense to hole-up deep underground and let the machines fight on the surface

Karl Malone, Saturday, 30 January 2021 01:43 (seven months ago) link

uh that is very close to nsfw

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Wednesday, 10 February 2021 14:19 (seven months ago) link

And yet

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 11 February 2021 14:03 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Lmao

The latest generation of adversarial image attacks is, uh, somewhat simpler to carry out https://t.co/CBnA53lEcy pic.twitter.com/h4e0bShq9i

— Brendan Dolan-Gavitt (@moyix) March 4, 2021

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 4 March 2021 21:28 (six months ago) link

Good mugshot too

A Pennsylvania woman created "deepfake" videos of her daughter's cheerleading rivals, depicting them naked drinking and smoking

And then she sent them to her daughter's coaches to try and get them kicked off the squadhttps://t.co/WG49eJtODj

— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) March 13, 2021

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Saturday, 13 March 2021 17:37 (six months ago) link

"An empty room"
Looking at daylight, reflections and shadows in GAN rooms
Oddly specific in all vagueness pic.twitter.com/WWqOGg0XnK

— Erik Swahn (@erikswahn) March 8, 2021

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Monday, 15 March 2021 23:13 (six months ago) link

Very rad

DJI, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 01:46 (six months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Automatic "photoshopping" to order based on plain text commands. For example, give it a photo and tell it "mohawk", and it puts a mohawk on the person in the photo. Just to be clear, this is very different from eg an instagram "mohawk" filter would be, because afaik it isn't pre-programmed to do this stuff. Like, I think you could give it a novel prompt like "fish hat on head" or something and it would try to make that image for you.

https://github.com/orpatashnik/StyleCLIP
https://arxiv.org/abs/2103.17249

Dan I., Thursday, 1 April 2021 16:22 (five months ago) link

Pretty cool

DJI, Thursday, 1 April 2021 19:56 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

update from a friend in Indianapolis:

"There’s a pilot program in Indy to test driverless cars. The manager said the goal is for people to use them to and from IUPUI, and take them to the hospital, and so forth. They appear to have test drivers who do not control the steering. How do I know? Today, one somehow ended up straddling two lanes and managed to rear end me and the car to my right."

sleeve, Thursday, 15 July 2021 03:03 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Parkour is the perfect sandbox for the Atlas team to experiment with new behaviors. Through jumps, balance beams, and vaults, we push Atlas to its limits to discover the next generation of mobility, perception, and athletic intelligence. https://t.co/xZRNVnhrkc pic.twitter.com/E0ssh45ZCi

— Boston Dynamics (@BostonDynamics) August 17, 2021

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 15:46 (one month ago) link

Pretty amazing.

DJI, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 18:05 (one month ago) link

Boston Dynamics Atlas parkour failures. pic.twitter.com/BaY4Sx9R74

— MachinePix (@MachinePix) August 17, 2021

silverfish, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 18:07 (one month ago) link

can't wait to be murdered by these amazing robots

This is all very impressive, but I wouldn't count it as artificial intelligence since it all based on a carefully scripted program as opposed to the robots figuring out how to navigate and jump around all on their own.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 17 August 2021 18:10 (one month ago) link

oh, my bad! i always thought the boston dynamics robots were AI-trained at some level, but i guess not?

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 18:16 (one month ago) link

the mechanical component alone is definitely terror inducing


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