The New Normal York Times
I trained an AI model on 16,000 headlines published on NYTimes.com in 2020 and asked the model to make me some new ones. What came back was a mix of what you might expect from the New York Times in a post-2020 world and what you might not.
Just like a real newspaper, I’ve broken out these headlines into sections. I used this dataset and this GPT-2 notebook to generate the headlines. These are completely un-edited, aside from a handful of apostrophes added to correct grammar.
Which President Is Next?
Trump Adds to the Panic Hole of the Obama Situationism
Trump Mocks Coronavirus Fears: “You Nah”
Iran’s President Vigorously Regards Dr. Fauci
You Cant Fake Gold, Biden Says
“In Europe, More Work and Loopholes to Jump on to Airplanes”
Jazz and a Walk on the Battlefield: Investigating Iranian Nuclear Program
California Governor Orders All Highway Traffic to Be Flowed Over
Dick Cheney and the Foundations of American Power
When All the Pieces Fall Into Place for Mitt Romney
10 Reasons You Should Give Trump a Break
“We Did the Exact Right Thing, Says Mary Poppins’ Therapist”
Comparing Yourself to the Great Comet of Nazca
Mother Sea Turtles Are Taking Flight
Does Anyone Have a Clue About How to Fight the Coronavirus?
The 9 Things You Need to Call a Pandemic Ambient
A Heat Wave Drives Winter Into New England
The Science Behind Your Child’s Perfect Face
It Did Not Go So Heated: The Inside Story of a Case Study in Physics
Rivers Merge in NJ for a Day. No One Is Ignoring Them.
This Is Wherever the Sick Get Shredded
How the Healing Time Beginned
Our Food Page: Meat Is My Paradise
How to Make One-Pot Pasta With Practically Any Pasta
How to Make a Cotton Candy Lantern
How Do I Make Cornmeal Casserole? You’ve Never Heard of It
You Need a Little Tuna
“The Rise of Local News, and the Dish That Keeps It Going”
Virus Cure: You Lose the Boozy Cookbook
The Most Comforting Dish to Eat Is a Sushi Hut
Stay-at-Home Restaurants? No Problem
Democrats and Teens: A Playlist’s Journey
Can You Really Make Friends With People You Don’t Know?
The Women Who Love Their Children
“How Michelle Obama’s Motto Is Transformed, Recalls Justin Bieber”
These Dogs Is for Real
What Really Happened in 1987?
New York City’s Taxi Industry Is Biking Again. Thats a Good Thing.
How to Actually Talk to a Freeloader
The Most Comforting Thing About Dancers Is the Noise. The People Who Do Them Feel Mostly Right.
Our Best Halloween Trick
“For TikTok’s Forgotten Hero, an American Hero”
America’s Remorseless War On Life
Maybe the 50 Best Christmas Songs in 1,000 Days Are All Just Riffs
When the Odds Are You Go Live and Change the World
The Reality TV Hosts Turn Out to Be Epic Failures
The 50 Best TV Shows for Working-Class America
People Are Giving Away Cash Freely in Alberta
The Victoria’s Secret to Long-Haired Business Women
“Is It Hats? Pendants? …”
My Adult Daughter Shouldn’t Be Taught Bad Fashion. What Happened?
The Most Popular Reason for a Gold Mine Owner to Stop Making Gold: He’s Too Young to Make It
Spotting 94 Carat Gold Dogs on a 1,000 kilometer Trip
“Yes, People Are Paying for This.”
How Many People Do I Have? You Probably Don’t Want to Know
First You Have to Be a Millionaire to Get a Second Birthday
The Compassionate Mr. Good Will Wins
Screw This Virus! Sabotage in 10 Days Is Pauseful Then Capture Is Made
Parents Got a Good Night. The Hospital Got a Bailout.
The Public Opinion Polls We Need to Permanently Decide About Apple and Google
The Sickest and Greatest Need in 2020: Clean Air and a Shot at the Top
Whatever Comes Next
Google Searches Are Back. Do They Matter Much?
How to Actually Spend Less Money
You Are Now Your Last Stand