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May 6, 2020 11:31 PM   Subscribe

In the last year on the blue we have seen neural nets name kittens, auth some lyric poetry, send us troubling holiday greetings, and produce some dubious recipes. Can one generate more of Rick Astley?
posted by ricochet biscuit (12 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Never gonna make you freddled
Never gonna say gruntbuggly
Never gonna rend thee in the gobberwarts
And hooptiously drangle you
posted by J.K. Seazer at 11:43 PM on May 6, 2020 [6 favorites]

Aya uh oh huh

And I get "Satan's my name" here.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:43 PM on May 6, 2020 [1 favorite]

Around 3:38, I feel like it's:

You're the energy rain
Never look at them

posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:45 PM on May 6, 2020

This sounds like a stroke feels.

I love it.
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 12:06 AM on May 7, 2020

They were so busy asking if they could...
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:08 AM on May 7, 2020 [2 favorites]

Huh. I glanced at the SCP Wiki, but I couldn't find the entry for it.
posted by Pronoiac at 3:47 AM on May 7, 2020

If it can't even sing how could it possibly drive a car?
posted by cybrcamper at 6:49 AM on May 7, 2020

Lyrics aside, there's some improvement. The funkometer seems to have been cranked up by 24%.

To be clear, it passes the Turing test for songs played through a neighbor's wall at 2am.
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 8:03 AM on May 7, 2020 [1 favorite]

Reminds me of Prisencolinensinainciusol
posted by Schmucko at 8:32 AM on May 7, 2020 [5 favorites]

Sadly the original BBC Vogon Poetry generator no longer is in operation. Maybe someone can get this open source version of it working.
posted by WaylandSmith at 9:36 AM on May 8, 2020

Yeah, the OpenAI songs without lyric conditioning are really interesting in how they're almost language, but not. The NN is picking up on the phonemes and different singing vocalizations it's been trained with, but it doesn't have much, if any, notion of words or phrases or deeper structure in the vocals.

There's a movie soundtrack containing dialogue and exegetic music it produced that I posted in the other thread, and it's fascinating in that it has linguistic cadence and emotional affect but isn't languageā€”it's like you're not quite hearing well enough to make it out. Through a wall or just if someone wasn't paying attention, it's pretty convincing.
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 11:53 PM on May 8, 2020

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