Comedian Keaton Patti, whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, and The Onion, among other publications, imagined what it would be like to let a bot write a horror movie. But not just any bot! No, Patti subjected his hypothetical bot to more hours of bad horror movies than any bot should have to watch. Ever.
I forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of the Saw movies and then asked it to write a Saw movie of its own. Here is the first page.
Some people took Patti seriously and responded with some botsplaining:
We trained a neural net to write an episode of the Simpsons on the Udacity DL nano degree. It is perfectly possible for an RNN to get a structure like this. But, this is completely made up :)— hamletbatista (@hamletbatista) March 7, 2018
The script is great, but I highly doubt that a bot actually did write that. The overall structure is way to coherent even for state-of-the-art neural networks. There are also things in there that don't appear in any Saw movie like "Trump" or "Whale"— Maximilian von Gaisberg (@grunzwanzling42) March 3, 2018
But others quickly schooled them:
And the rest of us were loving it. Oh, Becky...
PLEASE POST THE REST OF THE SCRIPT— Kurosaki Tsukami (@TsukamiKurosaki) March 4, 2018
I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WITH BECKY, SEXY DOLL AND THE WHALE
“Becky now realises she’s inside a whale, she’s fine with it” I CAN’T BREATHE! 😂— Amy (@SushiRollPhan) March 3, 2018
Asking for a friend:
Can someone send me link to purchase some "sexwebs". Asking for a friend— Chris Pugh (@ChrisPugh101) March 3, 2018
It really could...
SpookyCrackers may be on to something here: