char-siu-bao  asked:

seafoam shoreline

seafoam: describe your ideal summer vacation.* ੈ✩‧₊˚

being in hawaii tbh not gonna lie 

shoreline: if you could become fluent in another language, which would you pick and why?* ੈ✩‧₊˚

Oh theres so many I’d love to be able to speak! But the ones I’d specifically chose to be fluent in would either be Japanese, Scottish Gaelic or Dutch (I’m sorry I’m indecisive( ̄v ̄;)

Like a Moth to a Flame

Short story, just over 800 words. With the prompt:

“Why did you do it?”
“I was cold.” 

The prompt is from the awesome @promptsblog.

Amy looks at the smouldering wreck which was their impromptu camp. She couldn’t believe their luck when they found the abandoned hunting lodge. All she did was go to find water and now it’s nothing, absolutely nothing, but a charred frame and piles of smoking ash. She’s surprised the forest somehow survived whatever her idiot lover did to cause this.
“Ash…” He’s just sat there, in the middle of a smouldering mess, warming his hands on the embers. It’s a battle to keep her tone steady. “What happened?”
“You have returned. There was an event.” He replies, continuing to warm his hands up, they both dressed for warm weather in Oro but now trekking over the mountains it’s gotten colder. “I made a fire to cook with.”  
This can’t be everything. She struggles to keep her voice calm. “And…”
“It burnt out.” His tone is incredibly level and he’s not looking at her, as if the whole thing is normal.
He may be shit with his magic, but this is not normal. This was not a cooking fire that burnt out, the frame of the lodge is still smoking. This is like those stories she heard of him on The Reaver, when he used to randomly set fires without knowing.

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New paint colors invented by neural network

So if you’ve ever picked out paint, you know that every infinitesimally different shade of blue, beige, and gray has its own descriptive, attractive name. Tuscan sunrise, blushing pear, Tradewind, etc… There are in fact people who invent these names for a living. But given that the human eye can see millions of distinct colors, sooner or later we’re going to run out of good names. Can AI help?

For this experiment, I gave the neural network a list of about 7,700 Sherwin-Williams paint colors along with their RGB values. (RGB = red, green, and blue color values) Could the neural network learn to invent new paint colors and give them attractive names?

One way I have of checking on the neural network’s progress during training is to ask it to produce some output using the lowest-creativity setting. Then the neural network plays it safe, and we can get an idea of what it has learned for sure.

By the first checkpoint, the neural network has learned to produce valid RGB values - these are colors, all right, and you could technically paint your walls with them. It’s a little farther behind the curve on the names, although it does seem to be attempting a combination of the colors brown, blue, and gray.

By the second checkpoint, the neural network can properly spell green and gray. It doesn’t seem to actually know what color they are, however.

Let’s check in with what the more-creative setting is producing.

…oh, okay.

Later in the training process, the neural network is about as well-trained as it’s going to be (perhaps with different parameters, it could have done a bit better - a lot of neural network training involves choosing the right training parameters). By this point, it’s able to figure out some of the basic colors, like white, red, and grey:

Although not reliably.

In fact, looking at the neural network’s output as a whole, it is evident that:

  1. The neural network really likes brown, beige, and grey.
  2. The neural network has really really bad ideas for paint names.

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