The Book of Endless History
is a deep dream of sorts — an infinite encyclopedia produced by an AI trained on the collective works of Jorge Luis Borges
and Italo Calvino
. It is an experiment in narrative generation and machine learning.
The machine has full control over what to write, and most pleasingly, where to place links within the pages. The model itself designs the organization of the encyclopedia, leading to some curious editorial choices (see. "—
"). With a bit of a trick, it will even generate its own Table of Contents
, of which there are endless variations
Those interested in the technical aspects can read the paper here
, outlining the techniques.
The Book of Endless History was designed and built by John Austin