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.