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I trained a recursive neural network on old Southern Fried Science posts, then asked it about the future of ocean conservation.

Over the weekend, I decided to try my hand at some deep-learning using recurrent neural networks to create a text-writing bot trained on old Southern Fried Science posts. After 48 hours of training, the Southern Fried AI was born. This is what it has to say about the future of ocean conservation.


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So, yeah. That’s mostly gibberish. Writers of Southern Fried Science, your jobs are safe. But this as only a first pass, and RNNs start from square one (they have to learn everything about language). And I’m training it on an old HP laptop with a virtual machine running Linux, not exactly the most efficient set-up out there. I’ll keep on training it and we’ll occasionally check back in to see how well the AI is learning.


Marine science and conservation. Deep-sea ecology. Population genetics. Underwater robots. Open-source instrumentation. The deep sea is Earth's last great wilderness.


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