Neural net invents new paint colors (and names!)
May 18, 2017 9:27 PM   Subscribe

Sticks Red. Ghasty Pink. Navel Tan. Paint colors (and names) invented by a neural net.
posted by zanni (44 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
 
Wltlttf Bzt is one of my favorite colors.
posted by The otter lady at 9:32 PM on May 18 [4 favorites]


Burble Simp and Stanky Pink is where I lost it.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 9:33 PM on May 18 [8 favorites]


I don't know what it is about AIs naming things but it gets me every time.

Catbabel
posted by glonous keming at 9:48 PM on May 18 [10 favorites]


Related
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 9:58 PM on May 18


I love neural nets naming things, like this neural net trained on books in the art/recreation section.

also, rose hork is my gemsona.
posted by you could feel the sky at 10:01 PM on May 18 [8 favorites]


I've been looking at houses for sale recently and Horble Gray perfectly describes most of the recently flipped horror shows.
posted by fshgrl at 10:18 PM on May 18 [6 favorites]


Awww, Homestar Brown makes me nostalgic. Also, I would happily paint my office Snowbonk.
posted by lore at 10:21 PM on May 18 [8 favorites]


Tag yourself! I'm Bank Butt!
posted by aubilenon at 10:25 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


These color names are great (what's so clardic about "Clardic Fug"?), but I can't help but wonder if the results would be more interesting had they trained on HSV (or HSV) colors.

It's definitely not immediately obvious even to a human what RGB values define orange or purple, but separating the hue into a single, standalone component might make it easier to classify non-primary/non-neutral colors. I hope the author tries that at some point, because I definitely want to know what sorts of weird adjectives it might make for different shades of pink...
posted by The Situationist Room with Guy Debord at 10:36 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]


Stoner Blue is like every time I think I can actually mix paint to get the colour I'm thinking of
posted by Tad Naff at 10:52 PM on May 18 [4 favorites]


I have been looking for a name to fit the mood that I'm in, and a color that expresses it. These roles have now been filled by Clardic Fug.
posted by MrVisible at 10:53 PM on May 18 [12 favorites]


Dorkwood & Turdly is the new name of my fake law firm.
posted by quinndexter at 10:55 PM on May 18 [14 favorites]


Further circumstantial evidence that Liartown USA is the result of a mad artificial intelligence run amok.
posted by Phobos the Space Potato at 11:00 PM on May 18


This is very fine.
posted by LobsterMitten at 11:18 PM on May 18 [3 favorites]


Dammit, you just beat me to posting this!

I would pay actual cash money to paint my walls "snowbonk" just so I could tell people the color was "snowbonk."
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 11:21 PM on May 18 [8 favorites]


Ronching Blue is the new Woleebaph Ronder Wily.
posted by XMLicious at 11:29 PM on May 18 [1 favorite]


Burble Simp and Stanky Pink is where I lost it.

Back seat of Lindy Ponderosa's Mustang for me.
posted by rokusan at 11:48 PM on May 18 [3 favorites]


"Inept robots sincerely doing their best" is my favorite genre of comedy.
posted by NMcCoy at 1:27 AM on May 19 [39 favorites]


Awww, Homestar Brown makes me nostalgic. Also, I would happily paint my office Snowbonk.
posted by lore

What's the equivalent of "eponysterical" for when it's not the name but the person? Because I could easily see these paint colors being rated.

Navel Tan
Oh, what, it's not enough being judged for my pasty complexion, so now you've got to come up with Pantone standards for individual body parts? And not even the good ones, like shoulder blades or that bump on the side of your wrist, but the one place you have to clean out just to perform the inspection. Color me disappointed. C-
posted by darksasami at 1:54 AM on May 19 [3 favorites]


Wltlttf Bzt is one of my favorite colors.

Mine too! I was going to paint my front door Wltlttf Bzt, but ended up going for Gorlpateehecd.
posted by Pallas Athena at 1:56 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


I've become sadly familiar with Gray Pubic as I've aged.
posted by kersplunk at 2:41 AM on May 19 [5 favorites]


it's like you want to be basilisked
posted by crocomancer at 4:25 AM on May 19 [4 favorites]


Apple's new iPhone 8 comes in four colors: Rose Hork, Horble Gray, Bock Coe White, and Black Hand.
posted by Fizz at 4:29 AM on May 19 [4 favorites]


Horseradish
posted by sebastienbailard at 4:33 AM on May 19


cmd-f squant.

Oh well. I guess that's been done anyway.
posted by ardgedee at 5:14 AM on May 19


My guess would be that “Squant” is in the Farrow & Ball catalogue, right next to “Clunch”, and that a great many posh cottages in the Cotswolds are painted squant.
posted by acb at 5:58 AM on May 19


Catbabel = what I get when I come back from vacation

Sand (Lt.) Dan = from Behr's Forrest Gump line of colors

Sane Green = actually a purple-blue, for the truly enlightened color-blind
posted by Fig at 7:03 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Apple's new iPhone 8 comes in four colors: Rose Hork, Horble Gray, Bock Coe White, and Black Hand.

Pretty sure it'll also come in Dorkwood. Apple will always provide Dorkwood.
posted by The Bellman at 7:04 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


I tronc with all of these names.
posted by Fizz at 7:04 AM on May 19 [2 favorites]


"Dondarf..." spake the old wizard, "Dondarf? Oh yes. That's what they used to call me. Dondarf the Pale Blue. But now... I stand before you as STARGOON THE BUFF!" He flexed mightily, and they were sore afraid.
posted by The otter lady at 7:29 AM on May 19 [6 favorites]


I'm not sure if I'm Stanky Bean or Stummy Beige.
posted by SansPoint at 7:35 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


I haven't laughed this hard since the neural network baby names list.
posted by odinsdream at 7:47 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


I used to play bass in [insert every single one of these names].
posted by komara at 7:57 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


"I used to play bass in [insert every single one of these names]."

Well, except one. Corcaunitiol Orange was what we called our cover of Prisencolinensinainciusol.

Oll raight.
posted by komara at 7:59 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]




If only our page would be a bit more of a Gorlpateehecd and Reree Gray mix....
Wltlttf Bzt is pretty close to Ask...
posted by Nanukthedog at 9:49 AM on May 19


I am sceptical, as a lot of "NEURAL NET GENERATES HILARITY" articles turn out to be "I ran a markov generator on astonishing amounts of data, and cherry-picked/massaged the results." At least this one shows the process, which is encouraging.

That said, these colour names make me want to move to this building so that my local bus stop will be Haasdonk Dorp
posted by rum-soaked space hobo at 9:54 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Reading things that neural networks trained by this person have produced is a 100% guaranteed way to take my children's moods from foul to shaking with helpless laughter. Like even now all I have to do is say "4 tablespoons whipping milk" to my daughter and she will just collapse in giggles.
posted by KathrynT at 10:09 AM on May 19 [3 favorites]


Sane Green = actually a purple-blue, for the truly enlightened color-blind

Or perhaps it's a variation on Frating Green, which (according to Douglas Adams' The Meaning of Liff) is that shade of green found on institutional corridors which is meant to make one feel calm in hospitals, industrious in schools and nervous in police stations.
posted by acb at 10:09 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Next time I need a sock puppet name I am 100% going to use Stanky Bean.
posted by nebulawindphone at 1:08 PM on May 19 [1 favorite]


Roko’s basilisk: The neural nets will remember who laughed at them while they were still growing and learning and come back for you.
posted by limeonaire at 5:51 PM on May 19 [1 favorite]


ahem
posted by crocomancer at 6:55 AM on May 20 [1 favorite]


Stanky Bean is how we address our pet rats. They are the stanky beans. Might have to start calling them Burble Simps now instead.
posted by BlueNorther at 11:29 AM on May 21 [1 favorite]


Gray Pubic is like my favorite color
posted by numaner at 3:42 PM on May 21


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