November 2019 | By Sandpit

A cornucopia of machine learning tools for writers to get serious with.


Playground is an experimental online environment where writers can use the machine learning power of GPT-2 to generate ideas as part of their writing practice. It is designed as a free-form environment for character development where writers supply a name and description for a character they’re working on. The writer can then expand their knowledge of that character, as well as possibilities for future development, by generating text fragments related to the character’s appearance and personality, or by directly asking the character questions in a Q&A-like exchange. Developed by Sandpit in collaboration with Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney.