Janelle Shane wears laser goggles and uses an infrared viewer to see an invisible infrared laser beam while working in a lab at the University of California, San Diego.
Artificial Intelligence

Meet the Engineer Behind the Web's Most Viral AI Neural Network

Janelle Shane’s machine learning system is getting attention for dishing out heavy metal band names, Dungeons & Dragons spells, and knock-knock jokes.

Published On 05/31/2017
2:18 PM EDT
T T he concept of the digital pet goes back a ways. Veterans of the 1990s dot-com boom might remember the bizarre toy fad known as Tamagotchi, in which kids were encouraged to care for surprisingly needy little digital devices made of cheap plastic. It was just like having a real pet, minus all the fun.