Let's All Feed OpenAI's Predictive Text Generator the Dumbest Crap We Can

Screenshot: Gizmodo (Talk to Transformer)

This week, Elon Musk-backed OpenAI released to the public the latest version of their GPT-2 predictive text generator, which is capable of taking a writing prompt and continuing based on 40 gigabytes of data pulled from around eight million websites. This is impressive, next-generation technology, and I absolutely cannot stop feeding it the dumbest crap imaginable and seeing what it does.

Take, for example, this submission from a Twitter user, who prompted GPT-2 with a fake interview between a reporter and the Moonman, who is infuriated by the suggestion that this is his first time on Moon. GPT-2 extended the interview to the subject of Moonman’s wife (dead) before having the interviewer grill the Moonman on whether he was the one captured by the Nazis during World War 2 (haha, of course not, why do you ask???).

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It’s also capable of generating news stories...

Screenshot: Gizmodo (Talk to Transformer)

... writing political philosophy...

Screenshot: Twitter (@Fun_Titan)
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... composing poetry...

Screenshot: Gizmodo (Talk to Transformer)
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... and predicting the plot of Death Stranding:

Screenshot: Gizmodo (Talk to Transformer)
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It’s Friday night, and probably none of us have anything better to do than talk to a rambling nightmare machine. Head on over to TalktoTransformer.com and shoot us your best responses in the comments below.

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Tom McKay

"... An upperclassman who had been researching terrorist groups online." - Washington Post