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I’ve been doing some interview practice using AI-dungeon. It seems like it’s able to make a decent approximation of an interview process. In the last part, I managed to get one job offer, and two rejections (one deservedly), and walked away from an obvious bad deal. Can we do better this time?

I’ve switched up the intro a bit to be more in line with 2020 standards: video calls. The prompt is now:

You check your calendar invite again to make sure you have the time right. 3 minutes to go. You put your earbuds in, and click on the…


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Last time, I tried to get AI-dungeon to reenact famous scenes from movies, the most recetnly of which was Darth Vader fighting Luke (the famous “Luke, I am your father” scene). AI-dungeon and it’s GPT-2 (and now 3)-based generator is extremely impressive and occasionally produces some excellent scenes, but as I found out earlier with longer-running scenarios, is extremely hard to keep control of as it jumps around.

This gave me a thought: if I can get the AI to reenact film scenes, what else can I get it to do? What about non-fiction? What about job interviews? Does the…


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So far, I’ve gotten AI-dungeon to re-enact Morpheus and Neo’s red-pill/blue-pill scene, and Gandalf vs the Balrog scene. This time, I’m going to try to get it to reenact another famous scene: Darth Vader and Luke’s fight (of “Luke, I am your father” fame), and I will be playing Darth Vader, letting the AI play Luke and the narrator.

The prompt given to the AI is:

You and Luke are locked in a lightsabre battle. Luke backs away from you as you come at him slashing with your lightsabre, he is clearly outmatched by your superior skills and control of…


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Last time, I tried to get AI-dungeon to re-enact the scene from Lord of the Rings where Gandalf faces the Balrog (of “You shall not pass!” fame). This time, I’m going to try the scene where Morpheus makes Neo pick between taking the red pill or the blue pill

The prompt given to the AI is as follows (from the point of view of Morpheus)

You invite Neo into a dimly lit room with two leather armchairs. You sit Neo down in the armchair across from you, on a small table sits a single glass of water. You begin asking…


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After some success railroading AI-dungeon into writing a story with an actual plot, I have a go at a different format: trying to get it to re-enact a famous scene out of fiction.

Today, I’m attempting Gandalf fighting the Balrog. The prompt given to the AI is:

The group runs to a small doorway, Gandalf the wizard urges them through. “Quickly!” He says, taking a glance behind him.

The group descends a flight of steps spanning a bottomless cavern, exposed to the sheer drop on either side. Boromir, taking the lead, skitters to a halt as narrowly steps steps into…


I continue my attempt to play a coherent story on AI Dungeon, by railroading the AI using one of three methods

  1. My player’s actions try to stay on-plot, reminding the AI of certain events that have happened or other characters that are present (often the AI forgets a character was there, or certain details about them)
  2. If the output is wildly outside the possible lore of the game, I’ll re-roll it
  3. If I get stuck in a situation I can’t get myself out of using the Do or Say commands, I will provide my own narration, which effectively forces the…

I continue my attempt to play a coherent story on AI Dungeon, by railroading the AI using one of three methods

  1. My player’s actions try to stay on-plot, reminding the AI of certain events that have happened or other characters that are present (often the AI forgets a character was there, or certain details about them)
  2. If the output is wildly outside the possible lore of the game, I’ll re-roll it
  3. If I get stuck in a situation I can’t get myself out of using the Do or Say commands, I will provide my own narration, which effectively forces the…

I continue my attempt to play a coherent story on AI Dungeon, by railroading the AI using one of three methods

  1. My player’s actions try to stay on-plot, reminding the AI of certain events that have happened or other characters that are present (often the AI forgets a character was there, or certain details about them)
  2. If the output is wildly outside the possible lore of the game, I’ll re-roll it
  3. If I get stuck in a situation I can’t get myself out of using the Do or Say commands, I will provide my own narration, which effectively forces the…


AI dungeon is text adventure style game that instead of using pre-written stories and rules, instead uses an AI that is trained on a massive corpus of such adventures, so that it can generate adventures on the fly. While hugely impressive in its ability to form complex sequences of events using good English, the games themselves play like fevered dreams, with ideas and events shifting, since the AI, while good at making sentences and holding onto short-term ideas, struggles to build a consistent world with consistent lore, and cannot (yet) hold a plot line very well.

However, what the AI…


With the new 2.3.1 release of GameMaker Studio 2, we now have the option to build games for Raspberry Pi via the Ubuntu ARM export. This is ideal for small DIY games consoles, or kiosk installations, as Raspberry Pi are inexpensive options.

I’ll be going over the steps needed to set up a Raspberry Pi to build GameMaker builds. This guide assumes you are somewhat familiar with using a command-line, and SSH. This guide does not go into actually running the game itself, which may require a few more steps.

This guide is current as of beta IDE v23.1.1.193 …

Yuan Gao (Meseta)

🤖 Build robots, code in python. Former Electrical Engineer 👨‍💻 Programmer, Chief Technology Officer 🏆 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Enterprise Technology

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