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Fun with RNNs at Analyze Boulder

This is a bit of a blast from the past, but way back in May I spoke at the Boulder Startup Week edition of Analyze Boulder on Auto-generating VC wisdom using recurrent neural networks.

When I committed to speaking, I thought it would be fun to take on a project related to both startups and deep learning (since I like to be topical, plus the study group I had was still going strong). I ended up scraping all of Brad Feld’s blog (he’s a VC with a blogging habit), applied a character recurrent neural network using Torch and the awesome torch-rnn package.

Here are some sentences the neural net came up with when seeded by the starting phrase in italics:

My spirit animal is back to Active Line.

Sometimes I fear where I was there over the years.

Boulder is curating – like the products.

Analyze Boulder is a successful New York Post Media Member.

Analyze Boulder as entrepreneurial communities.

Check out the video below! My 5-minute lightning talk begins at 34:50.

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