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June 14th, 2012

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03:26 am - Swiftkey keyboard oddness
So, I read the most recent xkcd, and being intigued by keyboard a learning markov chain generator that could learn from my lj (I turned it into an RSS feed and linked it to Swiftkey), and so I put Swiftkey on my phone. Then, like in the comic, I hit space to effectively allow it to create its own messages. Here's one I just got - "I am a beautiful person. I am baffled that this is a bad thing." It ended there, since after the period, it just kept going with additional periods. (...) I'm both entranced and a bit creeped out by this, I've seen spambot generated emails a whole lot less comprehensible and I didn't type a single character myself, I just let it autoinsert words of its own choosing. It's also an excellent keyboard for texting. In any case, I wonder what thinks like predictive text will look like in a decade...

Edit: I also started a sentance with "The" and let it go from there, and got "The cat and the robot have different conditions of the most appealing utopias that I've been a while..."
Current Mood: amusedamused

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Date:June 14th, 2012 02:27 pm (UTC)
Someone said in the comments on the LiveJournal XKCD feed that "I am a beautiful person" is the default sentence it produces when it hasn't learned anything yet. I assume that someone specifically programmed it with that and the following sentence just to amuse curious people who tried that. Probably the same situation with your "The cat and the robot" sentence.
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Date:June 14th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Fascinating. Truly.

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