As a geek, I love to stay updated with the latest news in my field. I am subscribed to a few digests I consume every day, for a maximum of 5-10 minutes. Mostly just to stay in touch with what happens out there, but sometimes I do spend some more times if the news is interesting.
That's what happened a couple a days ago: one of these digests had 2 news about AI, both very interesting for me. The first one was about AI generated music, and the second one about AI generated memes. As the first one may not be of interest for my followers here, I thought to focus a little bit on the second one, as I find it quite funny.
AI Generated Memes
So, there is this website, imgflip.com which published a deep network trained model, which takes as input a few images (and some seed text, if you want to play more) and then randomly generates a meme. The word "randomly" should be taken with a big grain of salt, because it's not really random - instead, if it's based on a training that the model had to undergo previously.
From the same page:
The network was trained using public images generated by users of the Imgflip Meme Generator for the top 48 most popular Meme Templates.
Nothing about the text generation is hardcoded, except that the maximum text length is limited for sanity. The model uses character-level prediction, so you can specify prefix text of one or more characters to influence the text generated. Using someone's name or other short text as a prefix works best.
So, if you want to give it a try, go ahead and play with it by following the link above. Here a few that I generated myself (while boring during this quarantine):
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