INTRO: If you’re somewhat familiar with the tech industry, then you probably know that big tech companies acquire other smaller startups companies quiet often. For instance, we’ve all seen huge companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook acquire small startups to expand their services and R&D. And with these sorts of acquisitions comes a generic “acquisition announcement blog post” from the businesses. So now, we have an AI that generates fake and hilarious “acquisition announcement” posts from big tech companies.
“ThisStartupAnnouncementDoesNotExist”, very similar to “ThisWebsiteWillSelfDestruct“, may be a self-explanatory website from where users can generate some hilarious acquisition announcement posts which are obviously fake and only for fun.
The website uses an AI algorithm to get the announcement posts and users can even choose the corporate that acquires an imaginary startup. You can even give this imaginary startup the name of your choice. However, there are only four options for the acquiring company which include Google, Twitter, Dropbox, and Airbnb. So, your acquisition post are often like “Cakebook has been acquired by Twitter”.
Now, creator Andrew Nisbet built this website by taking inspiration from an internet site called “Our Incredible Journey” which collects and stores real, official acquisition posts of massive tech companies. And as these posts look more or less an equivalent , Nisbet fed the generator with over 100 of acquisition announcement posts from companies.
“In each post, the founders struggle to contain their excitement and express endless gratitude to their users,”, wrote Nisbet. “But, inevitably stuffed into the last paragraph of the blog post is that the announcement that the service is being pack up in sort of a week albeit the founders are millionaires now on the rear of their users’ loyalty.“, he further added
The developer used various AI systems like OpenAI’s GPT-2 text generator that was also employed by the “song-writing AI” we saw earlier this year. And AI-generators like this is often not an uncommon thing on the web . However, the concept of this website may be a unique one.
So, if you would like to get an “acquisition post” for your “imaginary” company, head over to “ThisStartupAnnouncementDoesNotExist”