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8 Hilarious Magic The Gathering Cards Generated by A Computer

CJ Miozzi | 8 Jul 2015 20:00
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What if computers could generate Magic: The Gathering decks like some form of trading card game mad libs? Just imagine the hilarity that would ensue... Now, stop imagining, because this is a real thing. Angelo D'Argenio has written two articles detailing the AI that was able to "learn" how to generate perfectly reasonable Magic cards - it's a fascinating insight into how human creativity could potentially be replaced by AI in the future. For the time being, however, the process is imperfect, and leads to some quaint results at times. Here are eight examples of accidentally humorous cards generated by a computer, excerpted from D'Argenio's articles.

Machines Making Magic Cards 1

This is an artifact that exists solely to rub salt in your opponent's wounds. Did you win the game? Gain 4 life anyway! I guess this would have some actual use in a gigantic free for all multiplayer game.

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