Bored? You can draw crude dicks like you did in your middle school notebooks, only this time you’ll help feed an AI.
Reddit user and researcher RichardRNN (get it?) trained a recurrent neural network (which is what RNN stands for) to doodle dicks. Naturally, it’s called DickRNN. The researcher apparently fed the RNN about 10,000 penile doodles in order to get it up and running, and now it can draw penises of all different sizes and even include pubic hair.
Why was this created? For one, drawing dicks is fun, but the researcher broke down the reasoning behind DickRNN on its Github page.
Two years ago, Google open-sourced its Quick, Draw! data set, advertised as the world’s largest doodling data set. The Quick, Draw! game was launched in 2016 in order to help developers train neural networks and teach machine learning how to recognize human doodles. While the Quick, Draw! set now has over 50 million drawings, some things that people like doodling were missing (aka, dicks). Designers at Studio Moniker made a Quickdraw-appendix to bridge that gap, and DickRNN is based on the appendix.
“I also believe that ‘Doodling a penis is a light-hearted symbol for a rebellious act’ and also ‘think our moral compasses should not be in the hands of big tech,'” the researcher said on Github.
And now, we all have DickRNN to enjoy, as well as this alternate implementation that shows multiple dicks drawn at the same time. So go forth, and spend your Saturday drawing dicks — and then watch AI draw dicks, too.
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