Christmas carols are omnipresent during the holiday season, but most lose their luster after hearing them a trillion times.
If you wish, this would really be the file The last Christmas you’re forced to put up with Wham, Google’s new Blob Opera offers the ability to create something slightly different.
Artist David Lee’s machine learning experiment lets you create a festive operatic song to sing for a colorful splash quartet.
The creatures learned the art from professional songbirds Cristian Joel (tenor), Frederick Tong (bass), Joanna Gamble (mezzo), and Olivia Doutney (soprano), who recorded 16 hours of singing to train the AI model to warble. But the composition of the song is up to you.
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Just click on one of the blobs and drag it up and down in height and sideways to produce different vowel sounds. Another machine learning model will have them respond harmoniously to your directions in real time.
The results can be exquisite, if I say so myself. You can also share them with your family, so the next time a relative dares wear Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmas, send them a link to your creation before shredding the stereo to pieces. And then destroy it anyway, in case they try again.
Posted on December 17, 2020 at 12:17 UTC