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Things get weird when a neural net is trained on text adventure games

Igor Bonifacic
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Things get weird when a neural net is trained on text adventure games

We've seen people turn neural networks to almost everything from drafting pickup lines to a new Harry Potter chapter , but it turns out classic text adventure games may be one of the best fits for AI yet. This latest glimpse into what artificial intelligence can do was created by a neuroscience student named Nathan . Nathan trained GPT-2 , a neural net designed to create predictive text, on classic PC text adventure games. Inspired by the Mind Game in Ender's Game , his goal was to create a game that would react to the player. Since he uploaded the resulting game to a Google Colab notebook, people like research scientist Janelle Shane have had fun seeing what a text adventure created by an AI looks like.