guinea pigs neural network

Image via Morris Animal Refuge/Twitter

A neural network named a bunch of guinea pigs and our hearts are bursting

This is pure joy.

Jun 20, 2017, 2:49 pm

Internet Culture

 

David Covucci

More often than not, the pleasure of watching a neural network perform a task comes when it fails. It’s not that thrilling to have Watson analyze your fridge and say you can make a proper stir fry. It’s much better when neural networks suggest you have Artichoke Gelatin Dog for dinner. The stupid mistakes are the funniest. But I have found the one task in which a neural network operates both properly and improperly and it is perfect: when it’s naming guinea pigs.

When the Morris Animal Refugee got nine new guinea pigs, they turned to researcher Janelle Shane to have her neural network name them. They are both hilariously bad and utterly spot-on. Please enjoy.

ARE YOU READY TO MEET THE GUINEA PIGS??

https://twitter.com/MorrisAnimal/status/877207983255670784

Spooty and Snofer!

https://twitter.com/MorrisAnimal/status/877208266320863232

Fizzby and Sprinket!

https://twitter.com/MorrisAnimal/status/877208492314066944

https://twitter.com/MorrisAnimal/status/877208804034785282

Mumpkans!

https://twitter.com/MorrisAnimal/status/877209046901829632

Astrono!

https://twitter.com/MorrisAnimal/status/877209547265519617

Hally Flope!

https://twitter.com/MorrisAnimal/status/877209867219599361

Biinshecklesseon! Honestly, who cares what’s going on in the world when Biinshecklesseon and Hally Flope exist?

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*First Published: Jun 20, 2017, 2:49 pm