AI Escape Rooms: "You can't hide from the cat, [it] is always watching."
May 18, 2020 12:15 PM   Subscribe

If you’ve ever done an escape room, you know that you can pay to be stuck in a room - except that you get to choose your own form of peril and there’s generally less time spent baking and watching shows. In case we run out of ways to be trapped in a room, Jesse Morris, an actual escape room designer, sent me the names of about 1100 existing escape rooms so I could train a neural net to generate more. Escape rooms, from AI Weirdness (previous AI weirdness).
posted by filthy light thief (9 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I want to see the description for The Floor is Haunted.
posted by gsteff at 12:37 PM on May 18

The Elevator Belongs to Me

I’ve played this one, I don’t recommend it.
posted by GenjiandProust at 12:41 PM on May 18 [3 favorites]

Jesse Morris, an actual escape room designer

I don't want to brag or anything, but that's totally me!
posted by aubilenon at 1:20 PM on May 18 [31 favorites]

The Room with a Chance of Being in It

As a relatively recent convert to these, this article made me howl.
posted by praemunire at 1:43 PM on May 18 [3 favorites]

I don't know which is better, The Room with a Chance of Being in It, or the description of The Room with a Chance of Being in It.

I would play literally all of these.

(Also if you love these and haven't read her book yet, you're in for a treat)
posted by Mchelly at 2:11 PM on May 18

Also maybe add the janelleshane tag.
posted by Mchelly at 2:14 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]

"Mr. T has provided you with a clock to aid you in your efforts."

I'm not sure I'd want to escape.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 5:04 PM on May 18 [2 favorites]

This related article from the same blog tickles similar bones: AIs Named by AI
posted by WCWedin at 8:15 PM on May 18

If you haven't read her (Janelle Shane, that is, author of the blog) book You Look Like a Thing and I Love You, I highly recommend it. It's an easy, non-mathy lay-person intro to various types of machine learning, what they're good at, and where the failure modes are. It's also a little bit terrifying, because these are the same types of machine learning that are being used by facebook, amazon etc.

Also, the book is straight up hilarious. And I want to play The Floor is Haunted. (Actually, I want to adapt The Floor is Haunted for a Ten Candles module.)
posted by mrgoat at 7:12 AM on May 19 [1 favorite]

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