Janelle Shane on Artificial Intelligence and Weirdness

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Jan 10, 2020
     Category: Ambiguity, Uncertainty and Deliberate Obscurity | Animals | Technology | AI, Robots and Other Automatons

That AI-generated music seems much easier on the ear than any of the human-generated music at WU. I could actually turn the volume up.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 01/10/20 at 11:32 AM
Ms. Shane's presentation is well worth viewing.

As for the music example, I've seen these before and they are not really as sophisticated as they appear. The system is set to imitate a musical style through examples and analysis, then is presented with a "seed" and proceeds from there. There were two stories from 2019 about Schubert's Symphony No. 8 and Beethoven's last unfinished work being worked to completion. However, humans are imposing their bias and taste on the final products and in my book that is not actually letting the machine do what it was tasked to do. Whatever came out of the program was what should have been accepted.

Links to the music composition stories:
Schubert: https://www.siliconrepublic.com/machines/unfinished-symphony-no-8-ai-huawei
Beethoven: https://www.dailysabah.com/music/2019/12/09/experts-to-use-ai-to-finish-beethovens-unfinished-10th-symphony
Posted by KDP on 01/10/20 at 11:56 AM
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