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AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

9 days ago
Hi. I am new here. I think. I may have joined for a day like 5 or 10 years ago; I'm not sure. I keep a log of all my passwords and stuff but this site isn't listed so maybe I was just on a similar site.

Anyway, I am a fan of an Artificial-Intelligence sort of CYOA program (I won't mention the exact name as 1) I don't want to sound like I'm advertising it, and 2) it's currently in a nose-dive) which was apparently trained by reading lots of CYOA stories from this very site.

I used to enjoy CYOA stories when I was a kid, (I think the last one I read was by a Steve Johnson or Jackson) so it occurred to me that I might enjoy what is actually here. And perhaps create something of my own. Though I don't know what I have to offer that probably isn't here already.

Well, time will tell.

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

9 days ago

We all know it's AI Dungeon, I helped create it after all.

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

8 days ago
Clarification: he helped create it back when it was good.

Never did understand why Nick lobotomized the AI and then added all that pedo stuff.

Mormons, go and figure em.

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

8 days ago

Thanks, I should have made that important clarification.

But yeah, AI Dungeon was definitely better before Nick fucked it up.

He should have asked me for my advice on how to make it better first before horsefucking the whole thing, but he always did have a habit of just going around doing things without asking. Oh well.

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

8 days ago
Well, it's not terrible now, just really really random.

It's like dealing with an amnesiac dungeon master:

Mizal, you are in a dungeon corridor in medieval times. To your left is a band of rampaging orcs. To your right is a horde of kobolds. In front of you is a door, perhaps to safety or perhaps to more danger.

> Mizal decides to go through the door.

Mizal steps through the door. She is standing in the dentist's office. Abby the receptionist says "Oh I'm sorry, Dr. Endmaster just had to take an emergency flight to France. Would you like to sit and watch Paramount Plus while you're waiting?"

It is a brisk, sunny Chicago day.

You can stay with the receptionist or return to your apartment.

>Mizal returns to his apartment.

Smoke fills your lungs as you return to your apartment in 24th century StarFleet Headquarters. As you step over a pile of rubble, you see a bald man rapidly barking orders in a stentorian tone to his crew. Next to him, a bearded man is tapping his communicator. "Geordi, give me a damage report. How did they get through Earth's defense perimeter?

And that's when the kobold dentist attacks you.

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

8 days ago
I tried the princess scenario once and the game started me off surrounded by tribesmen who all started taking their clothes off.

I turned into a T Rex in self defense and murdered everyone in the castle, so that worked out alright. But it's extremely random, yes. Although sometimes it has this element of surreal dream logic that's interesting in itself, I get annoyed by things like the way nobody seems to want to stay dead. (Even the player, after people say hello by slicing your throat...)

The only actually cool game I got out of it was very early on, I joined a cult and we ended up building glass temples on Mars, fighting off an alien invasion after it destroyed the Earth, and then stealing their ships to spread the Brotherhood to the stars.

I know the way the AI worked was changed sometime after that because it got significantly dumber and less able to remember anything, and then they started adding a bunch of bells and whistles to try and disguise that.

Really the guy should've just doubled down on making it the degenerate porn sim the internet seemed to want, monetized the hell out of that, then gone back to the original vision of an Eternal fanfic generator.

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

8 days ago
Take this with a grain of salt, as I'm neither Mormon nor a computer programmer nor in any way involved with the Waltons, but according to the Internet (Reddit, et al) his hands were forced by OpenAI, and that it is the OpenAI programmers who ordered Latitude to get rid of all the NSFW stuff.

I'm not clear how that ended up lobotomizing the AI, but apparently it did. I'm waiting for NovelAI and HoloAI and a few others that are in beta-testing right now.

And with time to spare, I shall read various adventures here on chooseyourstory.com

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

8 days ago
I think the GPT based AI was just getting really expensive and intensive to run with tons of people constantly logged into it, so the solution was to give it amnesia and have it process less things. But someone like @BradinDvorak who's actually worked with it with his own bot would probably know more.

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

7 days ago

I can think of a couple reasons why this would be.

Censorship. Especially now that OpenAI is monetizing GPT-3, they want to make sure it's not producing content that reflects badly on them. They also want to prevent people who don't have access to their APIs from using GPT-3-powered apps to gain indirect access. Ultimately, they trained GPTs on a big chunk of raw internet, so unchecked, yeah, they're going to get some less-than-desireable content. Whatever method they use to weed that stuff out, it's another layer that can end up diluting the output.

Limits. GPT-2 works within a limit of 1,024 "tokens" (sort of equates to words) maximum for both input and output. (And it's possible the servers are limiting that further to save on costs.) The more it has to remember, the less it can output and vice versa, and the longer a session goes on, the less consistent it becomes. Addition of stats could be overloading it as well; if the network has been retrained to keep more stats in mind, that's more for it work with, thus making things harder to make sense of.

Generation settings. It can be a balancing act to get the settings just right. For instance, increasing "temperature" increases randomness, which makes the output less repetetive, but it also increases the chance of producing nonsense. If responses have been getting weirder, maybe the temperature has been increased.

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

7 days ago
Damn global warming.

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

8 days ago
I knew it used to be better. I played around with it some time ago, but tried to use it again recently and it was terrible. Knowing that End helped develop it explains why it was so good in the first place.

AI Dungeon, by Endmaster

7 days ago
Split the mildly interesting convo from....whatever the hell happened on the newbie board yesterday.