Memes Created By AI: A New Source Of Quarantine Entertainment
Artificial intelligence has created a swarm of potential abilities to assist humans in the digital age, such as better data analysis, image recognition, predicting which potato you are on stupid online quizzes, and even assisting in automation and drug discovery. But what if we told you that artificial intelligence can now create memes for you? Yes, you read that correctly.
For the past few days, the internet has been obsessed with this AI-based meme generator. This meme generator, without a doubt, is taking the world by storm thanks to its entertaining and unique features.
Imgflip, a website that creates customised memes and GIFs, developed a meme generator called 'This Meme Does Not Exist,' which uses machine learning to generate new captions at the click of a mouse for 48 of the most classic, popular meme templates, such as the distracted boyfriend, the Gatsby Toast, Sean Bean from The Lord of the Rings, Drake from the Hotline Bling music video, and surprised Pikachu. The tool should not be confused with other meme generators, which simply curate popular memes.
Simply enter someone's name or a keyword, and the meme generator will create a meme based on that name or keyword. If you're feeling lazy, just hit the refresh button and you'll get a randomly generated meme.
Dylan Wenzlau, the founder of Imgflip, claims that he used neural networks to train a computer to use deep learning techniques to take images from members of the public who created memes using the website's non-AI meme generator. To analyse the image data, they used 48 of the most popular meme templates and fed the system 20,000 captures per meme template.
This was required to expedite the training process and reduce the model's complexity. To generate the captions, the team used the machine learning platforms Tensorflow and Keras. The dataset contained approximately 100 million public meme captions posted by Imgflip users, with a total of 960,000 captions used as training data.
However, each character in the caption has one training example, for a total of 45 million training examples. The only exception is the maximum text length; otherwise, these captions do not follow any rules.
In recent years, neural networks have reached significant milestones, providing us with everything from useful insights to fake movies, articles, and, of course, fake porn. Furthermore, there is no profanity filter on the meme generator website. As a result, we may occasionally encounter dark and filthy memes.
If you're concerned that AI will cost us our jobs, perhaps meme-makers will be next. And, in case you're wondering whether the meme was created by humans or artificial intelligence, there's a tiny watermark on the bottom of these memes. So prepare to be awed and sucked into this strange AI meme world.