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I think generating fortune cookies is a really low hanging fruit for current AI. Someone could put it together in a week-end.

I am the main developer. You are literally right on the time spent...

Our original focus was writing a research paper on hierarchical music generation. Composing a song from an image is just one of the "fun applications" that we spent a little time on, to promote the interestingness of our method. I started Saturday afternoon, and was basically done by Sunday night.

Well, your project is quite a bit more complex than just making fortune cookie messages. Still amazing how much can be accomplished quickly with current AI tech.

Thumbs up for the cool project.

I once developed a hierarchical Markov chain, and I decided to use it to generate fortune cookie wisdom because I thought people would be more willing to overlook grammatical mistakes or be willing to interpret it as an expression of deep truth. http://www.kylem.net/stuff/fortunes.html (You might need to increase the "sense" parameter.)

"The supreme happiness in life is simply to serve as a warning to others."

Oh my god, I'm in stitches. What a fun project, thanks for sharing!

"If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you cannot change, and you will feel better."

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