I included a story about a database of AI-written songs in coolsh*t a couple months ago, but now having seen this, I’d just like to apologise for having wasted everyone’s time. ‘Funk Turkey’ has managed to create a fake Nirvana song called ‘Smother’ using AI, and it actually sounds like a real song. Quite a good one too. Whereas last time the pick of the bunch from about a thousand songs was an indecipherable piece of nonsense which the ‘supercomputer’ had named ‘Hot Tub Christmas’ and that was supposedly sung in the style of Frank Sinatra, but seemingly after he had had far too many martinis and his voice box had been replaced with an artificial larynx. I did say at the time, ‘I can’t tell if this is really impressive or if it’s actually just a bit sh*t’. Turns out it was definitely the latter. So again, sorry for wasting your time and I hope you enjoy this slightly grungier robot a bit more.
*I also saw that Funk Turkey has produced a few other tracks in the styles of the aptly renamed ‘AI:DC’, ‘Red Bot Chili Peppers’ and ‘Nickelbot’. So I thought I’d have a go at renaming some artists myself, here’s what I’ve got so far:
Robo Williams, OAIsis, The Rolling Drones, CyBjörk, Fleetwood iMac, A Dell, Lil Beep, NWA (Now We’re Automatons), and Frank The Smart Car. (That last one was meant to be a play on Frank Sinatra but I think I may have forgotten what the game was by that point).Read Full Story