Researchers Taught a Computer to Compose Christmas Carols and It’s Creepy

When any sort of artificial intelligence writes a movie script, paints a picture or does anything creative, I have to sit up and pay attention. The results are either terrifying, trippy or delightful. So this Christmas carol penned and ‘sung’ by a computer is fascinating and really creepy. Researchers in Toronto have been working on a technique called “neural karaoke” to teach computers to write their songs after looking at simple photos of Christmas trees, holiday decorations, and various yuletide elements. You can imagine all the weirdness that might result from that directive, and you’d be right to think there’s something strange that was created as a result. Associate Professor of Computer Science/Canadian Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision Raquel Urtasun and colleague Sanja Fiddler, Assistant Professor of…


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