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AI’s Attempts At Creating Convincing-Sounding Disease Names Are Hilariously Unnerving

The power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is now becoming more and more striking each month. Take, for instance, the AI that may diagnose certain diseases better than any mere human physician may. That’s all well and good, but while us meat bags like our last few decades of being the dominant smart force on this world, it’s always great pleasure to relish AI screwing up.

Within this grand heritage of AI fails, a blogging researcher has been playing about with a neural network to find out if AI can invent fake but convincing- sounding ailments, and the results are ridiculous and quite unsettling.

Janelle Shane plugged in a listing of 3,765 real disease names in an open-source machine learning algorithm. This algorithm, called a recursive neural network, processes all these real diseases and finally learns how people have a tendency to name and structure the titles of the ailments.

Since this is very much a learning procedure to the AI, the initial streak of names that are generated was somewhat off:

  • Much Esophageal Eneetems
  • Poison Poison Tishues
  • Allergic Antibody
  • Vomania
  • Poisonicteria Disease
  • Eleumathromass
  • Sexurasoma Ear
  • Insect Sculs
  • Complex Disease

Finally, the system Started to hone its skills and the titles became (vaguely) longer real-sounding, albeit no less humorous:

  • Seal Breath
  • Tossy Blanter
  • Cancer of Cancer
  • Bull Cancer Spisease
  • Lentford Foot
  • Machosaver
  • RIP Infection

Can be good for you budding sci-fi authors, include:

  • Milk Tomosis
  • Ear Poop
  • Teenagees
  • Strecting Dissection of the Breath
  • Bacterial Fradular Infection
  • Orgly Disease
  • Eat Cancer
  • Liver Bits
  • Clob
  • Spleen Sink
  • Ovarian Pancreas
  • Wamble Submoration
  • Super Infection
  • Low Life
  • Excessive Woot Sweating
  • Fish Poisoning

Oh, AI, your days of world domination are still a little while off. However, at least you tried you tried.

Fans of the computer fluff ups may remember the InspiroBot. By using a bank of data to try and make inspiration posters, complete with a picture and an inspiring quotation, this worked on the same fundamental premise. The enormous bulk of the posters were either completely amusing or terrifyingly dark.

Don and Sleep tight’t allow the “rdquo & RIP Syndrome; bite.

[H/T Motherboard]

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