Listen to This Holly, Jolly (and a Little Creepy) A.I.-Penned Christmas Song

It may seem like some of the songs on Christmas-themed radio stations were written by robots, but at least one new holiday song actually was. An artificial intelligence program developed by computer scientists at the University of Toronto recently penned its own Christmas ditty based on a digital photograph of a Christmas tree. “White Christmas” it is not. The computer-generated female voice sings about flowers on the Christmas tree and a blessing being the best gift while backed up by a repetitive piano soundtrack. There is also a disturbing moment of semi-self awareness (“I can hear the music coming from the hall.”) The song would be considered a good effort for a first or second grader, and it has a surprisingly stirring coda (“There are lots and lots and lots…


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