Bloomsday 2020

Original article was published on Artificial Intelligence on Medium

Today is a special day: Bloomsday. Yearly, on 16th June people worldwide pay tribute to James Joyce and his opus “Ulysses”. They follow virtually or geographically Mr Bloom, the novel’s protagonist, on the streets of Dublin.

While I am not on-site, I am on-line. And so I fed Neural Network GPT-2 (Natural Language Processing, by OpenAI) with the complete text of “Ulysses”. And this is what came out.

As always: everything here is AI-made. The text (GPT-2), the music (JukeBox by OpenAI), the visuals (Artbreeder), voices (Replica Studios). I am just a humble collector of pieces. I’m just a puzzler. And I am still puzzling…