Artificial Intelligence has some pretty useful functions, from powering your smartphone to an adaptive enemy in a video game. Botnik Studios has been testing its own AI in the form of a predictive keyboard, enabling it to write its very own Harry Potter chapter for hilarious results.
Botnik’s AI was initially trained using all seven of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, consuming all of its data and coming up with its own algorithm as to what it expects a real human to write next. It’s similar to the predictive texting on smartphones but more advanced.
Needless to say, very few humans would have written the text that appears in Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash. In fact, so much so that the magical themes of the wizarding world are swapped for a dash of darkness and a whole load of nonsense.
— Botnik Studios (@botnikstudios) December 12, 2017
Ron Weasley in particular becomes a bizarre caricature of himself, as a self-absorbed wizard that wears Ron shirts and uses Ron magic, least of all does “a kind of frenzied tap dance” and “eat[s] Hermione’s family.” Then again, I’d say him throwing his wand rather than using it was rather in character to his original self.
While the AI did the brunt of the work in creating this fantastical nonsense, human interaction was needed to clear it up a little for clarity. All of the story beats, if you could truly call them that, remain intact.
It seems that while industry experts like Elon Musk still has concerns about AI technology, it’s nowhere near the stage in which it can comprehend human emotion or true cognitive thought.
KitGuru Says: I’ve avoided spoiling much of the content as I found it a hilarious read on two separate occasions. If this is Chapter Thirteen, I want the other twelve and beyond but, of course, this might not be to everyone’s tastes. What did you think about Botnik’s AI-powered predictive text?