For all you V-Day fans: a neural network with a sense of humor

A scientist used candy heart sayings to train her machine learning algorithms, and the new phrases it spit out are pretty edgy…


February 14, 2018

According to a 2015 study, people are 3,777% more likely to eat candy hearts on Valentine’s day, so, yeah, you could say candy hearts are a pretty big deal come February.

And, phrases like “Be Mine” and “Crazy 4 You”  have become as synonymous with the love holiday as the chalky candy itself.

But, a new neural network has a few edgy additions to the usually earnest V-Day mainstay.

Research scientist Janelle Shane gathered every classic candy heart phrase and used them to teach a machine learning algorithm to create new phrases based on patterns it detected in the classic candy heart sentiments, and let’s just say, it got weird.

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Here are some of our faves:

  • “BONG LOV”
  • “DOOO ME”
  • “STANK LOVE”
  • “SWEET PISS”
  • And last, but certainly not least: “TIT KISS”

Uhhh, happy tit– er, uh… Valentine’s Day.

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