An Artificial Intelligence Horror

This New Artificial Intelligence is Writing Perverse Horror FictionDevelopers of Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems have been leaping in the arts for some time now.

There’s as of now an Artificial Intelligence trained for writing unique music — it even has its own album — composing film screenplays, and notwithstanding painting.

Presently, as an early Halloween treat, the most recent Artificial Intelligence craftsman is seeking to be a horror writer.

Meet Shelley AI, a deep learning algorithm that was created by specialists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and named after Victorian-period author Mary Shelley who penned Frankenstein.

The Artificial Intelligence was trained utilizing stories gathered from a subreddit dedicated to sharing unique eerie stories.

As indicated by its developers, Shelley “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.”

Shelley is completely prepared to frighten you.

Here’s an example of how creative and terrifying Shelley can be:

I could feel something watching me and I could see this dark shadow standing there with a torrent of hatred in its face. I was beyond scared so I didn’t take my eyes off this thing and turned back towards the mirror to see what was behind me!

In the event that that is not blood-curdling enough, here’s another bit:

She fell to the floor from her cries and muttered a soft ‘Come to  meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’. He stood rooted with fear, she slowly crawled spider-like towards him, and started shrieking ‘no escape nowhere to hide’.

Indeed, even Artificial Intelligence Needs Inspiration

Shelley, it appears, can compose like a master, albeit a large portion of this current Artificial Intelligence’s work is right now in scraps or short structures.

The developers composed Shelley to work in pair with people,“Shelley truly enjoys is to work collaboratively with humans, learning from their nightmarish ideas, creating the best scary tales ever.”

If you’re keen on contributing, you can include your own particular loathsome thoughts by means of Twitter.

Here’s one unique by Shelley entitled “Mirror”:

I slowly moved my head away from the shower curtain, and saw the reflection of the face of a tall man who looked like he was looking in the mirror in my room. I still couldn’t see his face, but I could just see his reflection in the mirror. He moved toward me in the mirror, and he was taller than I had ever seen. His skin was pale, and he had a long beard.

After Shelley joined contributions from Twitter, the story went on like this.

“Please, don’t be scared, I’m just looking for her,” he said pointing to the mirror. I nodded, frozen, because something touched me. I remember he looked down at me, and screamed in agony. He didn’t say anything, but he looked over at me with that unnatural expression.

On the off chance that you hadn’t been told those lines were composed by Artificial Intelligence, you wouldn’t have suspected a thing.

From some of her unique sentences, Shelley’s even ready to create two versions.

What may be most entrancing about Shelley is the manner by which it’s learned to distinguish which words best project horror, and it consolidates these to deliver sentences or sections as though they were taken from a Stephen King novel.

Maybe that shouldn’t amaze since artificial intelligence have turned out to be genuinely proficient at understanding language.

If anything, Shelley is another exhibition of how well artificial intelligence algorithms can learn — which, for a few, is a capacity that could wind up being a horror story for humankind.

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