AI to Design Halloween Costumes

Artificial intelligence can be really spooky in the eve of Helloween
29 October 2018   501

Janelle Shane spoke about experimenting with AI on the eve of Halloween. The neural network was trained with a database with the names of costumes and it learned how to create its own. Janelle was able to do this with The New York Times: Editor Jessia Ma illustrated the results.

Last year, readers of the blog AIweirdness helped Janel to collect a base of 4.5 thousand names of suits. In 2018, she used the textgenrnn neural network and collected 7,100 samples using the New York Times publication (sent by people during the year). At the first stage, the algorithm created the word and compared it with examples from the database. In the event of a mismatch, the neural network changed the structure of the selection of letters. With each stage of the development of AI (they were called "epochs"), the generated costumes became more real to be realized.

In the first epoch, the costumes “Watand Hampir”, “Deadly Zanzai Vom” met. In the third, it was already “Greek beer” and “Darot Vader”. By the fifth stage, the AI ​​generated a “must-have minivan”, “Princess Laya”. At the seventh stage, a “giant box” and a “cyborg baby man” met. By the ninth, a “chewing cow” and a “wild Thor-pirate” appeared. And at the eleventh stage, the neural network created already full-fledged costumes, like the “death eater” or “witch hat”.

With the growing popularity of machine learning, the complexity of tasks grows and the scope of AI is expanding. At the end of October 2018, Honda, SoundHound, and three universities — Washington, Pennsylvania, and MIT — began to develop the Curious Minded Machine, an artificial, self-learning intelligence. Scientists expect the system to understand the actions of a person and offer him more effective ways to achieve goals.

Python to be Language of 2018 According to TIOBE

According to experts, Python has become an integral part of many IT-spheres, including AI
09 January 2019   328

TIOBE experts called Python the programming language of 2018 - according to them, Python has become an integral part of many IT-spheres. It is leader of use at statistics, artificial intelligence systems development, scripts and system tests, and is still widely used in web development and scientific computing.

By the way, Python reached this peak for the third time - none of the languages ​​showed this result.

TIOBE Languages of the Year List
TIOBE Languages of the Year List

TIOBE experts summed up not only the whole year, but also the month. Returning to the top three in December, in January, Python continued to push C ++, although the last time it lost ground fairly quickly.

MATLAB changed places with Ruby: the first one rose to the 11th line, the second one dropped to 18. TypeScript took off as much as 118 points and took the 49th place. F # lost two dozen points, and Alice lost all four.

Tiobe Index Jan 2019 to Jan 2018 Compare
Tiobe Index Jan 2019 to Jan 2018 Compare

Kotlin started the year with a positive. The language has risen to 31st place, and experts believe that in 2019 it will enter the top 20.