The Stochastic Game
Ramblings of General Geekery

The harpsichord and the clavichord!

Google recently released Google Scribe, an experiment on auto-completing words for the user in advance, instead of spell and grammar checking what he’s already written. Go try it for yourself.

I myself had some fun letting Google write stuff for me. Just start with an arbitrary word, and keep accepting whatever the first suggestion is. The UI slows down quite a lot after a dozen or so auto-completions, so sometimes you need to delete the last space and type it again to get some performance back.

For example, here’s what I got after seeding their algorithm with “I’m”:

I’m not sure if it is not a valid stream resource in C minor for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in the world of the living room and dining room with a view to share videos with friends and family to enjoy a good meal and a drink for the first time in the future and the future of the world and the world of the living room and dining room with a view to share videos with friends and family to enjoy a good meal and a drink for the first time in the future and the future of the world and the world of the living room and dining room.
Obviously, the algorithm quickly loops like crazy, and the sentence doesn’t quite make sense, but it’s pretty funny (at least to me!). Now, here’s what I got when starting with “You”:
You can turn Autoshare off at any time and without notice to you and your family to enjoy a good meal and a drink for the first time in the future and the future of the world and the world of the living room and dining room with a view to share videos with friends and family to enjoy a good meal and a drink for the first time in the future and the future of the world and the world of the living room and dining room.
That’s pretty interesting, as the looping is very similar to the first one!

Now, here’s what I got when starting with “let’s”:

Let’s see if we can not guarantee each coupon ’s authentication and authorization data between security domains and do not want to be related to the search result can be bookmarked to maintain the filter for future use at Recent Searches for neutral Higgs bosons in e minor for clavichord and the harpsichord and the clavichord and the harpsichord and the clavichord and the harpsichord and the clavichord and the harpsichord.
This time, the loop is short and kinda catchy. The harpsichord and the clavichord! The harpsichord and the clavichord! The harpsichord and the clavichord! Maybe that’s gonna be the next internet meme?