Must Read: A Computer Program Has Written The Next Game of Thrones Book!
A computer programmer has trained a recurrent neural network for writing the chapters of next Game of Thrones book, i.e., The Winds Of Winter. The network has predicted first five chapters of the book and shared it on GitHub. The programmer starts each chapter by giving it a “prime” word to start with.
On Sunday, Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 7 ended with lots of fan-pleasing moments and an epic cliffhanger. There are good chances that Game of Thrones Season 8 won’t air until 2019. This has left the fans wanting for more. For those who don’t know, Game of Thrones TV series is based on the A Song of Ice and Fire novel series, with its fifth book, A Dance with Dragons, released in 2011.
Since George R.R. Martin will probably take forever to churn out the next book, a computer program has done the job for him. A full-stack engineer and Game of Thrones enthusiast, Zack Thoutt, developed a recurrent neural network (RNN) and fed it the first five books in the series. Neural networks are a type of machine learning algorithm modeled on the human brain. All 5,400 pages of them. The neural network read the books and using its ‘long short-term memory’ it identified characters, plot lines and used it to write the next book itself.
The entire computer-generated Winds of Winter will be out by 2019 and we’re pretty sure George R.R. Martin will still be at his desk, whipping up plot twists.
Describing his process, Zack says that he starts each chapter by giving the network a prime word, which is always a character’s name, and tells how many words after that to generate.
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