Collaborative Machine-Horrorstories

Das MIT hat zu Halloween wieder eine Horror-AI am Start. Vergangenes Jahr trainierten sie ein Neural Network auf Monster und Filmposter, dieses Jahr tauften sie ihren Algorithmus auf und gaben ihr kurze Horror-Stories von r/nosleep zu lesen.

Das Ergebnis ist ein kollaborativer Twitter-Bot, der aus einem initialen Szenario und den Replys der User Horrorgeschichten bastelt.

For centuries, across geographies, religions, and cultures, people have innovated ways of scaring each other. Creating a visceral emotion such as fear remains one of the cornerstones of human creativity. This challenge is especially important at a time when we are exploring the limits of artificial intelligence: Can machines learn to scare us?

In Halloween 2016 we presented the Nightmare Machine — computer-generated scary imagery powered by deep learning algorithms.

This Halloween, we present Shelley: Human-AI Collaborated Horror Stories!

Shelley is a deep-learning powered AI who was raised reading eerie stories coming from r/nosleep. Now, as an adult—and not unlike Mary Shelley, her Victorian idol—she takes a bit of inspiration in the form of a random seed, or a short snippet of text, and starts creating stories emanating from her creepy creative mind. But what Shelley truly enjoys is working collaboratively with humans, learning from their nightmarish ideas, creating the best scary tales ever. If you want to work with her, respond to the stories she'll start every hour on her Twitter account, and she will write with you the first AI-human horror anthology ever put together!

Hier eine der Storys, die AI-generierten Text-Anteile von Shelley in bold:

I still have nightmares and I have been ignoring the lights and I have one last nightmare about my last dream. I wake up in a pool of blood and smell like a mouse from a storm and I am so sleepy I can't move, I can't move anymore. I let out a gasp and then I can hear out of nowhere THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP. 1 I was scared as hell.. I opened the door, only to see a note on the floor that reads "Are you ready to play"? 2 What sort of a game do they want me to play? I should not have done a Ouija with John, it was way too dangerous. THUMP THUMP THUMP 3 THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP THUMP 4 please, please somebody stop that horrible noise!! I will do whatever it takes, please!!!!!!! 5 John began to take his fingers off of his nose as he squealed. I turned down the TV and looked at the clock again, still 10:47.... and then John again turned around and looked at me and froze... I was looking into his eyes... They were glowing red too! I did not sleep that night...... 6 I never saw someone’s eyes look like these. GLOWING RED. Staring at me, all night. I was sure that something demonic was in John now but what could I do? 7 I was scared and I was scared to death. I tried to tell myself that it was just a nightmare and that I was just imagining things, but then I heard a whisper in my ear "Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump Thump" 8 She turned around to see who was whispering: it was John. His eyes pitch black. His mouth, a glowing abyss which engulfed her forever 9