Someone taught a computer to write cookbooks and its recipe ideas are hilariously weird.

Someone taught a computer to write cookbooks and its recipe ideas are hilariously weird.

Update: The computer is now trying its hand at cocktails. Click here to learn more.

In her spare time, research scientist Janelle Shane enjoys conducting weird, pop-culture-inspired experiments and sharing them on her popular Tumblr. Previously, she used a neural network (a learning program like in Terminator) to come up with names for Pokémon.

She's also been using neural networks to study cookbooks. By feeding it hundreds of pages of cookbooks, she's been able to use the program to automatically generate recipe titles. And while the technology is certainly impressive, it doesn't quite have Ina Garten's touch for naming dishes. In fact, the names it comes up with are hilariously weird. Shane posted a list of them on Tumblr, where it's gone massively viral.

These truly are the best:

Beef Soup With Swamp Peef And Cheese
Chocolate Chops & Chocolate Chips
Crimm Grunk Garlic Cleas
Beasy Mist
Export Bean Spoons In Pie-Shell, Top If Spoon and Whip The Mustard
Chocolate Pickle Sauce
Whole Chicken Cookies
Salmon Beef Style Chicken Bottom
Star *
Cover Meats
Out Of Meat
Completely Meat Circle
Completely Meat Chocolate Pie
Cabbage Pot Cookies
Artichoke Gelatin Dogs
Crockpot Cold Water


Not only was Shane's post a huge hit on Tumblr, it's now going viral a second time after being shared on Twitter by people including IT expert Justin Warren.

People can't get enough of these cybernetic culinary concoctions.


Even better, Shane's AI is now trying its hand at writing full recipes, with similar results.

This is so mouth-watering:


Bake until juice. Brush from the potato sauce: Lightly butter into the viscin. Cook combine water. Source: 0 25 seconds; transfer a madiun in orenge cinnamon with electres if the based, make drained off tala whili; or chicken to well. Sprinkle over skin greased with a boiling bowl. Toast the bread spritkries.
Yield: 6 servings

I know just the robot to cook this feast.

Bring on the singularity!