One of the most important things about ice cream (besides it tasting good) is the name of the flavor. If you go to a new ice cream shop, you want to see flavors that you are familiar with, but also want to see flavors that look like they’ll be exciting to taste.

Even the basics like vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry can all have interesting names. Ice cream is amazing and should never be boring.

Janelle Shae is a research scientist in optics who trains “neural networks, a type of machine learning algorithm, to write unintentional humor as they struggle to imitate human datasets. Well, I intend the humor.

The neural networks are just doing their best to understand what’s going on. ” She has her own blog, where she has recently been writing about her experiments with the AI networks on trying to name ice cream flavors.

For Janelle, the experiment wasn’t going so great. She was getting back very unappealing ice cream flavor names, like Bloody Coffee, Colon Bane, and Strawberry Cream Disease. Read more from apartmenttherapy.com…

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