Scientists have found a way for artificial intelligence to create creepy Christmas songs just by showing it a picture.
Dubbed ‘neural karaoke’ the new genre is the creation of the University of Toronto.
While researching how computer programmes could be used to make music, write lyrics and even generate dance routines, scientists have created a way to take any digital photo and transform it into a computer-generated song, complete with lyrics.
“You can imagine having an AI channel on Pandora or Spotify that generates music, or takes people’s pictures and sings about them,” commented researcher Sanja Fidler. “It’s about what can deep learning do these days to make life more fun?”
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As the holiday season is upon us, the researchers decided to test out the AI with a picture of a Christmas tree and presents.
The result is odd to say the least. If you’re a fan of Japanese humanoid singing synthesiser Hatsune Miku you’ll probably like it. If you’re not – well, you’ll probably have nightmares tonight.
Personally, I hope it becomes Christmas No.1. But you can judge for yourself in the video below: