AI dreams up eerily cool names for effects pedals: “Blood Orange Overdrive” anyone?

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A scientist with extensive experience in AI technologies, Janelle Shane operates the blog AI Weirdness. She is particularly interested in the stranger aspects of artificial intelligence, including language. So she lets AIs make up the names for cats or other AIs. Or effect pedals. For this particular endeavour, Janelle fed a neural network with 669 names of real pedals culled from the website Harmony Central. That data was then fed into a pre-trained neural net […]