I’m sorry I don’t have a ‘proper’ article for you this morning. As many of you will know, my wife and I moved to northern Texas a couple of weeks ago, and we’re up to our eyeballs in unpacking and setting up our new home. To make matters more interesting, there’s a local blogger gathering this weekend in which we’re among the hosts as well as participants. Time to do everything that needs to be done simply isn’t there . . . and regrettably, that includes a Mad Genius Club post this week.
As a temporary panacea, here’s an excerpt from an article in the Telegraph in London, describing what happened when an artificial intelligence program was asked to write new scenes of the TV serial ‘Friends’ based on its analysis of previous episodes.
They say a monkey left to hit a keyboard for an infinite amount of time will write Shakespeare, but when it comes to Friends scripts, a computer can do the job a lot quicker.
An artificial intelligence program, when fed with scripts from the entire Friends back catalogue, has produced hilarious, if not entirely up to scratch, new scenes for the show.
The network re-creates the back-and-forth conversations between the show’s six lead members, including faithfully adding character traits such as Chandler beginning sentences with “so,” and Joey’s “seriously”, although they probably wouldn’t be accepted by the show’s producers.
There’s more at the link.
How well do you think an AI program could replicate our writing styles and perspectives, if asked? Discuss.