The benefits of artificial intelligence for business are well documented.
But what if you want to take advantage of fun artificial intelligence?
We’ve all heard about how AI is changing the way businesses are run and optimizing supply chains. There are plenty of benefits of artificial intelligence out there.
But why does it always have to be so severe with this new technology?
What if you just want to take advantage of machine learning to have some fun?
Well fear not fun lovers, you are not alone!
Here are 11 applications of artificial intelligence that are just for fun.
1. Using AI to write Harry Potter
Who else had their heart broken when the Harry Potter books finished?
Well, fear not! Artificial intelligence is here to help.
Botnik studios have created an all-new Harry Potter manuscript using AI. The publication is three chapters long, and it’s called ‘Harry Potter and the Portrait of what looked like a pile of ash.’
Sounds feasible right?
I definitely recommend checking it out. Those guys at Botnik have done a pretty good job of creating a readable manuscript featuring all of your favorite characters.
It’s pretty funny too.
Spoiler alert – Ron dances!
The AI was trained on a predictive text program to mimic JK’s style, and I for one enjoyed it.
2. Do you need help finding Wally?
If you’ve ever spent hours huddled over a Where’s Wally (or Waldo for my US readers) book as I have then you know the struggle to find that little guy is really.
But again, we no longer have to worry about those lost hours screaming at the paper. AI is here to help us once more!
Check out the video below.
Using the AutoML vision service from Google, Redpepper has built a robot that can find Wally for you no problem.
Trained on images from the books themselves and of Wally, the robot uses CNNs and computer vision.
The robot scans across the book until it finds a match and then BAM!
It will slam down its hand right onto the spot where Wally is residing triumphantly to let you know – this robot has won again!
3. Making a Car Advert
Have you ever felt like car adverts are a bit predictable?
Well, now artificial intelligence has been used to create a car advert for Lexus.
The advert mimics the story of Frankenstein and his monster. The advert starts with the final inspection, then the car comes alive.
Moving from where the car has been created it goes free to drive only to be then captured. It is tested, and the advert is able to show off many of the cars impressive features.
To create the advert, the AI was trained on a data set of award-winning luxury car ads. It’s impressive to watch, and the AI has built something that actually makes sense!
Stuck for costume ideas this Halloween?
Yet again artificial intelligence is helping us become more efficient by choosing a costume for us.
Never again will you have to worry about knowing what to wear for the season.
The system uses combinations of words it generated trying to maximize for creativity.
Now if only AI could help me decide what to wear every day, I think we’d be onto a winner!
5. Fun artificial intelligence is now beating you at PacMan
Want to win all the chips next time you’re down the arcade?
Take this algorithm along, and you’ll be in the money!
Originally developed to help understand automated vehicle systems, this little bot will be able to beat you at Pac Man no problem.
6. Want Help Creating Pick Up Lines
Whoever said programmers didn’t have great pick up lines?
Now you can reap the rewards of all of their hard work with artificial intelligence.
This algorithm has been correctly trained to come up with the ultimate pick up line you need to win your love’s heart.
Finally, something useful has come from technology!
From classics such as ‘Hey baby, you’re to be a key? Because I can bear your toot?’ through to the ever faithful ‘I don’t know you,’ how can you possibly fail!
7. Fun artificial intelligence being used for making the pizza
It’s been a dance, and now finally it’s an algorithm!
Trained on 100s of artisan pizza ingredient recipes, this algorithm has been designed to create the best possible pizza recipe.
Challenged to come up with a unique and delicious recipe, you can see how artificially intelligent chefs did when the recipes were put to the taste test.
Check out the video below.
8. Getting AI to write poetry
Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Many a famous poet, like Shakespeare, have spent months trying to come up with the perfect line of prose.
But no more.
Now you outsource your poetic creativity to artificial intelligence.
Ok so maybe the process isn’t perfect, but it’s not all bad. As a fun artificial intelligence application I like it.
Here’s a sample from a poem written by a google bot:
“there is no one else in the world.
there is no one else in sight.
they were the only ones who mattered.
they were the only ones left.
he had to be with me.”
I’m no poetry expert but I don’t think that’s half bad, do you?
9. Fun artificial intelligence becoming a successful rapper
Rappers are unpredictable.
Or are they?
Rap lyrics are the subject of my next just for fun AI application.
The guys at DeepBeat are here to help you craft the perfect rap. Hopeful musicians everywhere will be jumping for joy!
Check out what the algorithm made me.
Not bad – though perhaps not wholly original.
10. Helping Fortune Cookies
There is something rather poetic about the idea of having a predictive algorithm create predictions of your fortune.
Don’t you think?
You’re always going to get the haters who say fortune cookies are a load of rubbish. But those same haters would probably also say that artificial intelligence is a great predictor.
So where does that leave us?
I don’t know exactly but what I do know is that AI can’t do a worse job of predicting my fortune than the last cookie I got.
I do know it is a fun artificial intelligence application.
FYI my last fortune cookie prediction was ‘Carrot.’
Though to be fair, it did inspire me to make some carrot soup the next day. Maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to judge.
11. Creating Theatre with Artificial Intelligence
The final area I want to cover in this just for fun AI roundup is from the guys at How to generate almost anything.
This is this group’s second appearance on my list.
What can I say, they do cool stuff!
This time the team have been using artificial intelligence to create theatre.
As a lover of theatre and tech, I can’t wait to see what the algorithm came up with.
You can see the performance here.
So that concludes 11 of my favorite just for fun uses of artificial intelligence.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup.
You see artificial intelligence isn’t all business suits and efficiency savings. You can also use the technology to make a pizza!
And if that kind of versatility doesn’t impress you, I don’t know what will!
New to the world of AI and finding your interest peaked? Check out my beginners guide here.