neural networks do their best to answer your nonsensical questions in earnest and they're adorable @OCRbot

@strnom @OCRbot wait, wait wait, where are these from? How can I ask my own questions?? 😃

@rugk these are just screenshots from because i can't be arsed to figure out how pytorch-transformers works

@strnom @OCRbot okay, wow, this is really hilarious and even very philosophical view on comments!

I totally agree, to you AI. (I guess by what they write, everyone can agree. You'll always find something in there.)

(and Java bashing is obligatory, I know AI, I can understand that.)

@rugk "i don't see the need to keep the javascript in production, just the markup" interesting take but i'm buying it

@strnom yeah, wow, even philosophical/political takes are great here. Only a little contradictory 😜 (just when you claim the one thing is a big problem in one sentence and decline this thing exists in the next lol)

@rugk yeah, it can kind of sort of keep track of the overall topic it's talking about, and sometimes even of what its own take on it is, but it tends to lose track of "muddier" details such as whether it's speaking in a formal tone or not. it can, say, slide from academic to trumpspeech and back over the course of a few sentences


@rugk oh yeah! it likes to hallucinate links to things. for example, if it's talking about some facebook group, it will often add a link to

@strnom wow, and it has a really good sense of #mastodon! Really nailed it.

Just a little biased on music… I dunno… but well… we're also an awesome platform for music. 😆


OCR Output (chars: 999) 



Mastodon is the best social network! We're a community of people
who share a love of great music and good times. You won't hear from
some stranger on the net. If we have a few songs that make you laugh,
welll play them. You won't hear about it from some other stranger. We'll
post it as a private channel and tell you about it. This community is for
YOU. If we know who you are, you're part of the fun. Well respect your
wish to remain anonymous if you need to. You won't ever have an
identity on Mastodon. We only post the music we like. There's nothing
you need to do to get involved other than hang out, chat, write to us,
and be one of the 1% of people who will listen without using their real

There are many reasons to join Mastodon:

+ You can do whatever you want on Mastodon and nobody will judge
you for it.

+ Mastodon is free and open source. We don't have a bunch of ads or
anything like that. Why should



@rugk i think it probably "knows" about mastodon (the band) from its training dataset, and when you said it was a social network it just rolled with it and remixed what it thought mastodon was with the new information you were giving it

@strnom @OCRbot wow and it is lyrical, it can do poems…

(okay in the first try it talked about capital and somewhat anarchistic things, which did not fit the saying there…· but then this get out)

And I have to say, it's not bad. That poem.

OCR Output (chars: 966) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'wow', falling back to default.)

Prompt: Itis raining cats and dogs!


: The rain will only end when the next snow fall.

There was an accident at your house!

It seems that there was an accident in your house.

The rain has become a beast!

The rains have become a beast!

The rain has been falling from the sky!

The rain has been falling from the sky!

It looks as though the sky has exploded!

It looks as though the sky has exploded!

There was a snowstorm here but not in the capital
It is raining like there was no tomorrow
But, it isn't freezing cold

The rain was as though there was no next date.

Raindrops can't get through the sky!
Acold wind is blowing from the north
Asstorm is raging in the south,
Ahurricane is forming

This is bad!

‘Ameteor was found
On the northern sky
With the light of a thousand suns

The rain was as though there was

@strnom @OCRbot hah, damm, I thought I could mislead it, …, but I got a sweet story instead. Not bad. 😆

OCR Output (chars: 990) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'hah', falling back to default.)



Lets talk about a different topic than creepy green aliens. Yes, I will
really NOT talk about Al or ET or such things. I'll talk about bunnies

I will also talk about bunnies. Seriously bunnies. So many bunnies. Not
bunnies that can turn into rabbits, and not bunnies that will make a
bunny puddle. Let's talk about babies!

This is my baby, her name is Zorba. She's a sweet little bundle of
excitement and loves being cuddled. I've had Zorba for over a year
now, and I love her just as much as the next person. That doesn't mean
it's easy. Here's what I recommend:

#3, Take care of Zorba
Zorba is a 3 week old bunnie, so not a week old. But she's so little I can
barely take care of her. Her owner gets a little carried away, but she's

still a good baby to look after with baby wipes, or some other diaper-
friendly, baby-safe

OCR Output (chars: 778) 

(Couldn't find a language with the name 'oh', falling back to default.)

Let's talk about a different topic than creepy green aliens. Yes, I will really
NOT talk about Al or ET or such things. I'll talk about bunnies instead. This
has nothing to do with the science behind them, and everything to do with
animal welfare.

Bunnies are considered the most important object in this planet. They are the
backbone of ecosystems. They are responsible for the majority of animal
births on Earth. I bet that many of you who know nothing about animal
welfare have never heard of bunnies. They have very few natural predators
(except other bunnies), and no natural defense system. They exist on a planet
that is totally inhospitable to even the bunniest of animals.

@rugk me, an intellectual: "i bet many of you have never heard of checks topic bunnies"

@strnom 🤣 Yay. But only if you know _nothing_ about animal welfare. If you know something about it, you may have heard something 😜

This isn't even the full sized gpt-2 set. No wonder they have "banned" it for now

@rugk @simon they deemed it too powerful to be released in the age of fake news iirc

@strnom @simon lol, rly? In the age of deep fakes etc.

I doubt a text can be as powerful as a faked video etc. 🤔

@rugk @simon the Leave.EU campaign created thousands of variations of a few memes, most of them catered to a single person at a time, who happened to live in a relevant constituency and were deemed influentiable enough on the brexit issue. they did this by hand, by looking at their facebook posts and likes and making educated guesses on the arguments that would sway them.

now imagine what they could do if they could straight up feed your facebook posts to a computer program, and it returned an incredibly persuasive, customised argument/meme/whatever on why you specifically should vote leave

@chebra @strnom @simon ah yeah, though interesting they can fight that in the same way by detecting these texts with the same AI. 😆


@rugk @strnom @simon

Trying to detect an AI generated text by another AI is basically GAN, so this method is guaranteed to make the fake news generator even better over time, in an infinite cycle. Also, this is exactly how an AI might become sentient in a very short time. Look what a GAN can do: (also from OpenAI)

@chebra @strnom @simon cause I know y'all like this:; What does the AI think who is going to win? 10 monkeys or the AI when writing a book?

(sry, for German context)

@chebra @strnom @simon I guess when you fake an package insert before, you always get sad and somewhat brutal story involving some little mediacal details… 🤔

(previous one also had this prefix)

@chebra @strnom @simon okay, or sometimes it just get's strange (nice story, anyway)

@chebra @strnom @simon and for some reason, there is always second rabbit coming out of nowhere.

@simon @rugk @strnom also surprisingly good. Arch is "opened up" and let's you "do everything".😂

@strnom if you give it good hints, it can come up with funny stories… 😃

Yeah, who needs creativity when we have AI. 👍 😆

@rugk we can have both! we can have AI-powered creativity. this is genuinely why i'm so into this shit

@strnom I like that story. It subtly touches so many issues… 😄 (and get's a little conspiracy 😆)

@rugk "november 9" i mean you can only be that transparent with the 9/11 allegory

@strnom okay, so I'll stop here. But it's indeed funny. 😆

@rugk still a better story than fantastic beasts 2

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