Face it: 395 (and counting) episodes of solid crime television isn’t enough. We need more Law & Order: SVU.
Luckily, developer Scott Luptowski has a solution with episode descriptions generated by a computer program.
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Sure, SVU can seem slightly robotic already, but to be fair there are only so many variations of “I want a lawyer” that you can write before you’re just saying nonsense.
After building a script to pull episode descriptions from Hulu, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes, Luptowski used a tool called a markov chain to automatically predict text based on the existing episode summaries. Luptowski told Mashable in a DM that he then ran the episodes through the chain hundreds of times to find the funniest results. Read more…