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I did my name. Got nothing. I did "Trump" got nothing.

I think it's dead.
posted by cjorgensen at 12:53 PM on August 20, 2018


I often get nothing if I type something too short. Maybe if it's too short, it's waiting for you to type more.
posted by RobotHero at 12:56 PM on August 20, 2018


Ok, you have to do phrases. Like, "Christopher on a pogo stick." "Trump in a time machine." "Hot babes in a hot tub."

But the images don't seem to have anything to do with the text?
posted by cjorgensen at 12:57 PM on August 20, 2018


I think they are connected, like some words like "grass" and "leaves" pretty consistently get me green in there, and "sheep" gets me something that might be a wooly texture.
posted by RobotHero at 1:03 PM on August 20, 2018


MeFi favorite Janelle Shane has discussed this, in the context of the same generator's better success on a less ambitious set of inputs (birds only).
posted by jackbishop at 1:05 PM on August 20, 2018 [4 favorites]


It seems to know some words and then make vaguely-textured things out of them. It seems to know colors a little. Mostly it makes vaguely abstract and disquieting things I want to use as album covers.

I think it believes all cats have a gray tabby pattern.
posted by Foosnark at 1:06 PM on August 20, 2018 [3 favorites]


"butthole" seems to be ignored on it's own and extra words after do not present anything buttholey.
posted by GoblinHoney at 1:16 PM on August 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


I get weird stuff, but not really interestingly weird stuff.
posted by ckape at 1:19 PM on August 20, 2018 [3 favorites]


It doesn't repeat itself. I asked for "The last thing you'll ever see" and then repeatedly backspaced over and retyped "see". The pictures it gave me each time were cousins, but not the same.
posted by Quindar Beep at 1:30 PM on August 20, 2018


I get weird stuff, but not really interestingly weird stuff.

Coincidentally, the AI is thinking the exact same thing.
posted by Celsius1414 at 1:31 PM on August 20, 2018 [5 favorites]


It looks like this uses the Common Objects in Context data set so it can only recognize and respond properly to things that have been labeled there. Here's a list of the objects that it is the best trained for / most likely to produce something vaguely recognizable:

[backpack] [umbrella] [handbag] [tie] [suitcase] [bicycle] [car] [motorcycle] [airplane] [bus] [train] [truck] [boat] [traffic light] [fire hydrant] [stop sign] [parking meter] [bench] [bird] [cat] [dog] [horse] [sheep] [cow] [elephant] [bear] [zebra] [giraffe] [frisbee] [skis] [snowboard] [sports ball] [kite] [baseball bat] [baseball glove] [skateboard] [surfboard] [tennis racket] [bottle] [wine glass] [cup] [fork] [knife] [spoon] [bowl] [banana] [apple] [sandwich] [orange] [broccoli] [carrot] [hot dog] [pizza] [donut] [cake] [chair] [couch] [potted plant] [bed] [dining table] [toilet] [tv] [laptop] [mouse] [remote] [keyboard] [cell phone] [microwave] [oven] [toaster] [sink] [refrigerator] [book] [clock] [vase] [scissors] [teddy bear] [hair drier] [toothbrush]
posted by metaphorever at 1:33 PM on August 20, 2018 [4 favorites]


Reminds me of this suggestive drawing project (not that kind of suggestive. Well, I guess it could be if you trained it properly)
posted by q*ben at 1:39 PM on August 20, 2018


they're good dogs, brent
posted by brook horse at 1:39 PM on August 20, 2018 [1 favorite]


I really like the not-quite-legible, not-quite-fabulousness of the images.They are the platonic form of "content."
posted by Morpeth at 1:40 PM on August 20, 2018 [2 favorites]


The first sentence of the Gettysburg Address yields pretty interesting results, and a different image every time.
posted by eustacescrubb at 1:44 PM on August 20, 2018


white cat in a snowstorm
posted by Kabanos at 1:58 PM on August 20, 2018 [3 favorites]


So you type something in and it pulls some pixels out of its ass.

Even by current AI bullshit hypetrain standards this is taking the piss.
posted by GallonOfAlan at 2:34 PM on August 20, 2018 [5 favorites]


Sometimes if you type the same word over and over, you get something that really does start to resemble that word. I've tried it with "grass", "water", and "tv".
posted by treepour at 2:36 PM on August 20, 2018


If this thing has a use, I assume it is typing long paragraphs of automatic writing into it while watching the pretty pictures change.
posted by sfenders at 2:58 PM on August 20, 2018


I like the presentation, if not the execution. It's...irritating? that the patterns don't repeat for, say consonent clusters or accents. Also getting a lot of neutral tones up there, whatever I write.
This may not be a coincidence.
posted by freya_lamb at 3:13 PM on August 20, 2018






I'm going to disagree with apparently everyone on the planet who has seen this and say that I think many of the images I've seen are fascinating and quite lovely and have a surprising artistic flair. I'd happily have some of them hanging in my home.
posted by treepour at 4:48 PM on August 20, 2018 [3 favorites]


Birds, you say?
posted by rodlymight at 5:52 PM on August 20, 2018


was quite happy with "scratch ticket salad"
posted by es_de_bah at 7:23 PM on August 20, 2018


Whoa. He's not kidding, you guys.
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 3:12 PM on August 21, 2018


arg i'm still waiting for my job to unblock the site. what's it got for "scratch ticket salad"??
posted by numaner at 4:46 PM on August 21, 2018


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