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Slashdot Headlines Written by Neural Network

The tech blog Slashdot is celebrating it's 20th anniversary. That's a lot of tech headlines. Janelle Shane (previously at Neatorama) contributed to the celebration by teaching an open-source neural network to write Slashdot headlines. She fed 162,000 or so existing headlines into the network. It learned pretty well, but what it generated was either hilarious or ominous. First, the funny.

Sexual Security To Allow Australia
Vista Releases Denial of the Mumble
Microsoft Announces Mac OS X Released
Apple Finally Launches Microsoft
Steve Jobs To Be Good
Mac OS X Accused of the Business
Scientists Discover Free Wi-Fi Store In the US
Supreme Court Can Be Lingeries

And then, the ominous.

Microsoft To Develop Programming Law
Mars Rover Set for Alien China
Apple Considering Debut in People Processors
U.S. Considering Death of the Solar System
IBM Moves to The Matrix
Apple Settles The Future of Star Wars

Just substitute "Skynet" for a noun in some of these headlines, and you'll be convinced that artificial intelligence has our number and can't wait to take over. But a couple of them make perfect sense.

New Company Revises Super-Things For Problems
I Wants To Control of the Net

Read more of these at Lewis and Clark. -via Metafilter


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