We downright love watching people’s reactions to American Ninja Warrior. The contestants, the obstacles, the stories; You have to admit, it’s a LOT to take in at first. One fan (we’re just going to assume they’re a fan) decided to bring technology into it and we are IMPRESSED.
Adam Liss, @Manaliveprod on Twitter, started small. He fed the names of past ANW competitors into a program that then generated names and jobs. (Okay, first of all, how did he get the names of ALL the past competitiors? That’s some dedication right there.)
Because I'm hella dumb, I fed all the past ANW contestants into a neural net and generated names and occupations (thanks to @minimaxir and @BethSkw for the tutorials). Here are my favorites: pic.twitter.com/k0Kx6D1PYI— Adam Liss (@manaliveprod) January 1, 2019
Brent Bendy and Luck Haster? We don’t know who to pick! We also need to go update our resumé to reflect our career as a “Professional Worker.”
But then Adam went ahead and trained an AI bot to basically live Tweet an ANW episode.
I trained an AI on past American Ninja Warrior contestants and obstacles and it created Tobias Funke? https://t.co/ViLNU3yuKu— Adam Liss (@manaliveprod) January 7, 2019
Mike BernardO would never fail the Rolling Bum!
Our next contestant is Ryan Robinson who is a Mechanical Enginner. Unfortunately, he failed to overcome the Spinning Whees— ANWBot (@ANWarriorBot) January 10, 2019
The Spinning Whees? Don’t show the producers this account. These obstacle names are GOLD.
Our next contestant is Jared "JJ" Woods who is a Medilag Researcher. Unfortunately, he failed to overcome the Slider Climb— ANWBot (@ANWarriorBot) January 10, 2019
Okay, JJ Woods is a real Ninja, however, he is not a Medilag Researcher.
Our next contestant is Chad Sophes who is a Stock Corker. Unfortunately, he failed to overcome the Wall Lidder— ANWBot (@ANWarriorBot) January 10, 2019
Our next contestant is Brandon Dougan who is a Former Marine/Student. Unfortunately, he failed to overcome the Spinning Brop— ANWBot (@ANWarriorBot) January 9, 2019
Someone please draw us the Spinning Brop. We need to see it.
Our one complaint is that the bot only seems to create male Ninjas. Our female Ninjas have names and occupations as well! But besides that, we hope this thing quietly tweets for all eternity and one day takes over our job.