Comic artist uses artificial intelligence to generate Friends script for new

Somewhere deep within Andy Herd’s computer exists the funniest Friends episode in the world. He just hasn’t seen it yet. He has, however, been rewarded with random snippets like this:             “Chandler: (in a muffin) (Runs to the girls to cry) Can I get some presents.” That’s part of a script that was automatically generated on Herd’s computer this weekend. He fed every Friends script into a thing called a recurrent neural network—which can learn sequences and begin to process them. “It works by predicting the next letter to follow a given sequence of letters, and the predictions are determined by what it learned about language from the Friends dialogue provided,” he told The Daily Beast. In other words, he fed Friends into something that can eventually make more Friends.…


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