Thursday, July 20, 2017

Bored programmer trains AI to rename all of the UK

Digital transformation consultant Dan Hon, trained an AI to generate British place names ー because why not? This isn’t the first time technology is being used to spew random names either. Thanks to neural networks, a rescue center’s guinea pigs have cute names, new paint colors exist, and most importantly, parents will have a new way to choose their baby’s name. But to come up with brand new British places, Dan had to compile a list of 50,000 real places in the UK, including Wales, Edinburgh, and Belfast. From there, he chose a multi-layer recurrent neural network to use and let fate take care of…

This story continues at The Next Web

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