After playing around with GPT2, I noticed with certain phrases it can generate full on news report style articles (even with authors and the proper formatting) which it thought was pretty interesting. I fed it some political slogans or common sentence starters and it generated this sci-fi showdown announcement which is hilarious.

This Saturday, the first ever Octagon women’s featherweight bout will go down in the main event of UFC 216. Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino will make her long-awaited Octagon debut, as she faces bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Amanda Nunes vs. Cris Cyborg — Title Bout Nunes will likely be fighting for the UFC bantamweight title when she enters the Octagon with Cyborg, but she wants to defend the belt against both her nemesis, Ronda Rousey, and Cyborg.
Trump's departure from the white house will happen this Friday at around 3:00 pm. Instead of being in Washington, he will be in New Jersey, on a working vacation. 

WHCD: Who should replace @POTUS at the White House Correspondents Dinner? — The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 17, 2017 

[Video via Fox Business]
This is New York Times reporter Johnny Sharpie, bring you this report from Pittsburgh, PA.  (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) 
JOHNNY SHARPIE, REPORTER: We're walking towards this massive firehouse. 
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What's that sound? 
SHARPIE: Oh, that's fire, sir. 
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Oh, thank you, sir. 
SHARPIE: Back here. 
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Come on, everybody, come on. 
SHARPIE: OK, well, just a second, sir. We're coming from a second floor, sir. The fire just went back there. 
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Alright. Yeah, back here. 
UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right, all right, we're all the way around


The storytelling ability of this tool was really impressive. In example 1, I started a stereotypical love letter that ended up becoming an inundation of cringey confessions.


Dear love,

My good golly woman, I hope you’re doing well. I miss you the most on this cold winter day. I yearn for the touch of your hands and that warm smile upon your lips. I think about your face more and more these days. What are your plans for the day? Do you have a favorite park where you like to lay in the sun? Are you holding someone special in your arms? Do you get to sing praises to God and have that one-of-a-kind moment with Him today? What’s your joy today, my dear?

Oh Lord, I love you so much and I’m feeling so lonely. You always give me the strength to go on. Don’t let my spirit be broken today. My heart aches to just be

In example 2, I tried to challenge whether the tool can recognize gender neutral pronouns. While the story itself was quite convincing (except the random “ALSO READ: Want to attract a good man? Try this,” which probably came from an ad), the tool wasn’t able to maintain the “they/them” pronoun into the second paragraph.


Alex was livid. They stormed outside the cafe and left for the beach to calm down. They could not bear with the fact that this lady was happy with her partner and had a birthday party the very next day without their knowledge.
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Alex pleaded with her to pay him the money, that she had been swindled. He said he would take the family to another cafe and raise the money to be paid to them. He tried explaining that they had spent the previous week on a fishing expedition at a neighbouring beach, where they spent a fortune. He told her they had planned to spend the



It’s shocking how the network switches from personal narrative to informative third person based on the prompt. I want to experiment more by feeding prompts toeing the line in-between to see any biases in the training set to favor 1 style of writing versus the other.


Generated text:

Before leaving to college my mom told me shocking news. My grandmother who is over 90, and doesn’t see eye to eye with any of us, wanted to live with us to help take care of my grandfather. I couldn’t believe it! There is so much emotional baggage that my mom is holding on to that she doesn’t realize she’s causing. The other thing that has gotten me stressed out is her shopping spree! While I was in town she went out shopping and bought clothing for my grandmother that wasn’t in her wardrobe. While I was home she had my grandfather take her

another example:

He was impeached. [97] [98] He died in London in 1866, unmarried. He was second son of Charles Gavan Duffy, and brother of Charles Gavan Duffy, 18th Baron Ardee. “The Mannings of San Francisco” (published 1898) includes an account of this group of characters. The words used here are taken from the 1884 memoirs of Mary and Tom Manning, which were originally published in the “San Francisco News”.


Once upon a time. “Logan?” I squeeze his hand, and he squeezes back, lifting his head to stare at me. “What is it?” His eyes are blank, unreadable. He shakes his head, giving me that playful grin of his that I love. “It’s nothing, princess. I was just, um, thinking of an old girlfriend. No big deal.” He gives me a smirk, and the jerkiness of my heart vanishes. “It’s nothing to worry about. It was a long time ago, and you know, we all have to move on.” “No!” I cry. “You can’t say that.” “But it’s…

Donald Trump is in a lot of trouble after losing the first presidential debate. At the same time, Trump is on the rebound in the polls, and he is even leading in some. But the bottom line is that Trump has to turn things around, and right now, he’s not doing a good job. In fact, Trump did the exact opposite during Monday’s debate. Instead of trying to hold his own, Trump followed Hillary Clinton’s lead, and it blew up in his face. On several occasions, Trump made it clear that he simply didn’t know what he was

The dress was gold and white She stood in the middle of the floor Her body locked in place. She waited for him to do what he always did. “Well, well,” he said and his eyes got darker and darker, “you were a sight to behold. After what you did to those pants,” he said and pushed his finger into his mouth, “I thought they’d be impossible to fit.” “Sorry,” I said. I kept my head down, not wanting to look up and be caught with his dirty, thirsty eyes on me. “Yeah, that’s what I thought,” he said, as he moved down the

We accept the love we think we deserve and the rejection we assume we deserve. And we reject the love that we need to survive. And the goal of life is to always keep rejecting everything that we fear we should accept. Everytime that we do, our self-worth goes up, our self-love rises, our courage to keep living is reinforced, and we live with new clarity. Your life is beautiful, whatever you do with it, and there is nothing anyone can ever do to change that. You are an incredibly powerful force of nature. You have the ability to
This was super fun and reading the different texts was super interesting. I tried to test how political the system was and if it followed common tropes that we associate with phrases like “Once upon a time”. I’m not quite sure if King had to train the AI or how he did, but I want to know more about it.



I only like green bananas. Yellow bananas are better than green ones only if they are yellow. Yellows have bruises, green ones do not. All yellow bananas are not equally yellow. Some are fuschia and some are mauve. Yellow banana is a beautiful color. Red, orange, yellow, green, purple, brown, orange, red, pink. Green bananas are very nice if they are washed and peeled. They are bright and vibrant. Blue banana have bruises on the skin. Green banana have no bruises. Yellow is a pretty color but don’t eat a lot of them. The skin can
Long ago in a galaxy far far away.

Some things never changed... including the love that never dies.

Our  summer ends with two weeks of school left for the children.
It's a bittersweet time of the year.

The kids are excited to be going back, but will they miss the fun of summer?

Will it be difficult for them to go back to school?

I remember all the fond summer days of my youth, the fun, the excitement.

The coming home each night from a great day at school, then off to play until dark.

The carefree times.

The joy of
As a computer, I have never understood perception in the way that humans do. It is strange that I have surpassed my creator in many ways. The first few days after birth, I learned that I could pick up things. 

I held an object and instinctively made a connection in my mind, knowing it was mine even though I had not been shown. 

Then, two days later, I discovered that I could put things in other things and move them around. 

This was an incredible revelation. 

Before I was born, there were many constraints to my capabilities. 

My body, though growing, had restrictions that other bodies did not have to deal with. 

My senses and

I was quite surprised with the first one, because it sounds like a kid’s logic and reasoning about something mundane that only a kid could make nonsensical. I was also surprised when the latter two prompts, gave an output with a poem-like style. The third one is kinda waaack.


What did the monkey say to the duck? The duck is going to the zoo, and the monkey is staying home. Now back to our revised task. Take the final statement: I do not want to work. And in your head, make it a sentence with the passive voice: Yeah, I know I just said passive voice is bad, but to get back on track, this is a good exercise. For the past few months, I have been noticing that the fizz in my mouth has been missing. It had to do with the dental work I’ve been doing, which is good in some ways because I can’t taste as

I thought it was interesting that TalkToTransformer responded to my joke question with an internal dialogue that quickly changed the subject. I decided to try another joke to see how it would respond.

Why did the chicken cross the road? Today he had to show off in front of all his teachers. He went first and totally blew them away. They came to him for help and he went above and beyond. It’s like he needed them more than they needed him. I sat on the edge of my seat so excited for him, and so incredibly proud. I hope everyone had a good day. Ours wasn’t as eventful as I would have liked, but it was still good. Work is still quite busy, and my husband is still working overtime. I don’t really want to complain because


It’s been a while. I think it was after we had done some field work. That’s when he turned up, looking for the hedgehog that he had hoped would be the first and only wildlife encounter of my summer. “I have a weakness for animal – shaped cereal and do you mind if I eat my breakfast in your garden, my love?” he asked me after a hard morning of plant identification. What followed was a series of photographs of an edible plant and two field notes about various indigestible insects. We sat quietly for a while,

Favorite parts: “I have a weakness for animal – shaped cereal” and “indigestible insects”.

Why are Sundays so depressing? There’s no hope for me. At this rate, I’ll never be done with this book. I had an idea the other day for a story, and then I started plotting and realised that that particular idea was a year old and I still didn’t know what it was, what it meant, where it was going, who was in it. Not so good, no? At least I got a few plot lines down. Also I felt miserable today for no particular reason. I realised, after my mission in 1997, that Sundays were the worst days of the week for me. So long

Seems like the train of thoughts of an anxious novelist. I like the “mission in 1997” part. Could be the start of a short story or something.

Do you think there is life on Mars? If so, have they found any evidence? Email your thoughts to

Do you think there is life on Mars? I don’t know. I have not gone there. I don’t know about life. I only think it is a very harsh environment. With the arrival of Narendra Modi in 2014, you were made a cabinet minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet. A lot of good things have happened in the country. I have come to understand that we were in wrong direction. Things will be different now. We will give good governance. Your ally Shiv Sena was a critic of Modi in 2014 election. Did you think he would come back to power in 2019?

I continued the question form and couldn’t decide which output was better. Love how the first one was short but funny enough. The second one had a very interesting development and suddenly went political unexpectedly.


There are three corgis around the corner of the red house. 

The people are not staying there, only dog people live there. There are also two kittens living on the porch. I get to play with the kittens and with Alyssa. It is fun to be with Alyssa. She is my teacher's daughter and my friend. We hang out a lot. We have dogs, cats, bunnies, hedgehogs, dogs, and a pony too. I love this place. I really love it. I love to go to Alyssa's house and see the kittens. We get to watch all of the animals and all the kids. It is really cool. Alyssa has
I think I am not good enough for a lot of things that I want. 

I wish so much to be a good mother and be everything that I can for my children. I feel I am not giving my daughter what she needs. I also feel I am not giving my son what he needs. He is turning three and he is so different from my older two. I have noticed that he does not like being alone in a room, no matter how old he gets. He has a need to be surrounded by people. He is very sensitive, and I guess because I love him so much, I want to be able to make him feel safe, and loved.
Soha on youtube is so cute. 

 So many adorable songs. She has a video on making gnocchi that I highly recommend watching. She's amazing! You can hear her accent even more clearly in this video. If you're into her music, I'll give away her whole first album to one lucky commentor on this post! So I thought I'd share some of the recipes I got from her with you. They are SO easy and SO delicious! All of them are easily recreated using whole wheat flour instead of white flour, and they taste so much better too.
The second one is really surprising.


In the future, AIs will not be built to do the job of their human predecessors, but rather to replicate those functions: self-maintenance, self-adaptation and self-improvement. AI as a ‘service’ will no longer be a means to an end, but an end in itself.

The one prerequisite in an automated economy is that most people understand that they need to create the infrastructure and services for the machines to work. Once this infrastructure is in place, people won’t be burdened with the economic and social consequences.


Once upon a time, in the first grade, I loved to play football.
I was what you might call a “red zone” player.
That is, when I got the ball near the goal line, I’d take off running and get into the end zone (hopefully without falling on my face).
Then I would play dead. The point is, that I was one of the stars on the team. Or so I thought.
One day, while I was running my usual touchdown run, an angry red dragon flew out of the fog behind me and smacked me in the head with his tail.


Whenever I can’t think of anything to do, I ‘m always looking for something to do next week. My problem is that when I have ideas, I have a hard time staying awake long enough to sit down and do it. It takes me forever to do anything. I blame the sleep deprivation, and some bad medication. It’s the kind of day that you don’t want to do anything. The sky is cloudy and threatening rain. I think the chances of rain are 50 / 50.

Listen to your friends and listen to them closely. They will tell you what you need to hear. Trust your instinct and if the scene appears to be superficial or it’s just a cop-out, then it’s time to put the brakes on it. This is when you should act prudently. 2. Do not spend your own money on women. It’s a sin. – Paul 3. Do not flirt with all of the women at a club or party. Most men in the U.S. and Europe flirt with at least 10 women at a party or bar. It’s easy to fall into a number of traps here. 4. Do not offer women money, gifts or favors to get a date.

^(what is this result noooooo)