Christmas carol writing AI proves humans are still better at a few things


As we near the dawn of the robot apocalypse, this is proof that you’re probably safe for at least a few more weeks. Colorado-based research scientists Janelle Shane recently trained her own neural network to write its own Christmas carols. Using a collection of about 240 carols ranging from “What Child is This?” to “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” Shane turned the neural net loose with zero instruction. First, it attempted to find patterns in the songs, thus making its own rules of what goes together. Unfortunately, that turns out to be a nonsensical mess, like this: a…

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