You may have heard about the GPT-2 language model. It's one those fancy new programs that generates reasonable-sounding paragraphs, essays, or news articles from a single prompt. Adam King (@AdamDanielKing) has created Talk to Transformer, a fun little site where you can enter a prompt and let a (weak) version of GPT-2 fill in a paragraph or two.
The responses don't make a lot of sense but sometimes they make excellent plot hooks or setting fodder for D&D-type games. Text in bold was my prompt; all other text is the response.
Let's just say I'm at sea...
Putting in "This promised to be an excellent [weird adjective] adventure" usually generates something good.
See what I mean? I suspect this thing could eventually give a few RPG publishers a run for their money.
You can see why the authors were worried their model could be used to create plausible but vacuous papers, newspaper articles, reviews, etc.
On the other hand it still has a ways to go...
Now that's how you introduce a psychic apocalypse.
Can any Lord of the Rings fans confirm if this is canon? /s
Seems it can do occult horror too.
It can even generate dialogue if it's given a prompt with the right format. Nobody told it what dialogue is. It just figured it out.
Anyway, give it a try! It's a fun little tool. Post links to really good ones in the comments or create a blogpost of your own.
EDIT: Folks, we're all out of work.