Are you stuck for what to go as for Halloween? AI to the rescue!

A computer scientist is using neural networks to invent Halloween costumes. Do you think you could pull off Punk Tree? Or perhaps Lady Garbage is more your style. So what are neural nets, and what is this deep learning that everyone is talking about? And what other names could AIs invent?

We’re talking with the creator Janelle Shane on this episode of Talk the Talk.


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Show notes

Kazakhstan to change from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet
http://www.dw.com/en/kazakhstan-to-change-from-cyrillic-to-latin-alphabet/a-41147396

Switchover to Latin-based script crucial for Kazakhstan – linguists
http://www.inform.kz/en/switchover-to-latin-based-script-crucial-for-kazakhstan-linguists_a3079380

Nazarbaev Signs Decree On Kazakh Language Switch To Latin-Based Alphabet
https://www.rferl.org/a/nazarbaev-signs-language-decree-latin-cyrillic/28819174.html

A neural network designs Halloween costumes
http://aiweirdness.com/post/166814009412/a-neural-network-designs-halloween-costumes

GitHub: halloween-costume-dataset/costumes
https://github.com/janelleshane/halloween-costume-dataset/blob/master/costumes

Deep learning and neural networks
https://theconversation.com/deep-learning-and-neural-networks-77259

An AI invented a bunch of new paint colors that are hilariously wrong
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2017/05/an-ai-invented-a-bunch-of-new-paint-colors-that-are-hilariously-wrong/

Daddy’s Car

AI Makes Pop Music
http://www.flow-machines.com/ai-makes-pop-music/

Dual citizenship: Which politicians still have questions to answer in this constitutional mess?
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-19/whos-next-in-the-dual-citizenship-mess/8819510

Malcolm Turnbull needs to admit he got MP citizenship crisis spectacularly wrong
http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-age-editorial/malcolm-turnbull-needs-to-admit-he-got-mp-citizenship-crisis-spectacularly-wrong-20171029-gzaegv.html

Online Etymology Dictionary: bombshell
https://www.etymonline.com/word/bombshell

The Grammarphobia Blog: Bombshells, blonde & otherwise
https://www.grammarphobia.com/blog/2016/06/bombshell.html

Online Etymology Dictionary: debacle
https://www.etymonline.com/word/debacle

Octopuses are slithering out of the water onto beaches in Wales, and locals say they have ‘never seen anything like it’
https://www.businessinsider.com.au/curled-horned-octopus-coming-ashore-wales-2017-10


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