As in today’s world machines are able to every other that man can, the idea that AI machines could be creative doesn’t seem far-fetched.
I personally define creativity as an elegant combination of feelings, vision, and innovation. One of the behaviors considered to be uniquely human is our creativity. Machines, on the other hand, are usually considered logical systems, they work in a rule-bound environment.
To bring creativity most AIs take the Hitchcockian in work. This is because AI can process information much faster than humans can, it allows them to experiment with new combinations of data within a fraction of time. This approach to creativity produced surprisingly human results.
AI has demonstrated that it can perform feats that are unexpectedly creative. Under the guidance of programmers, different types of AI have produced original songs, paintings, and digital artwork; some bust out their own dance moves, and others spit rhymes like Kanye.
Here are just a few examples of some of today’s “artistic” AI. Perhaps the Synths will express themselves in similar ways …
The stuff of nightmares
Can a computer know what scares you? This one can. An AI project aptly named “Nightmare Machine” revealed what makes pictures frightening by using deep learning. It is a system of programs and data structures that form connections in a manner similar to that of neurons firing in the human brain.
Programmers trained the AI using terrifying images, teaching it to recognize the visual elements that frighten people. Researchers fed their algorithm200,000 faces, for it to recognize and generate a normal face. They then unleashed it on ordinary photos so that it could transform them into horrifying, nightmare-inducing scenes.
The team behind the project, led by Iyad Rahwan, associate professor at MIT Media Lab, used deep learning to generate new faces, before dropping “a hint of scariness” onto the generated faces in the spirit of Halloween.
A teenager proved that AI could be taught to rap like artist Kanye West, and all it took was some open-source code and 6,000 lines of West’s lyrics. The high-school student worked for about a week to program the AI, which at first was only able to rearrange the lyrics that the programmer had uploaded.
But eventually, the AI “learned” from West’s examples, and it began generating its own original lyrics, copying the style and speaking rhythms of the famous rapper.
An AI called “Vincent” channels fine-art masters to assist human artists; together, human and AI produce digital creations that resemble the canvases of some of the most celebrated painters of the 19th and 20th centuries. Vincent’s “art school” was the input of 8,000 works of art from the Renaissance through the 20th century.
From those “teachers,” Vincent learned about the use of color, contrast, and brushstrokes. It took Vincent about 14 hours of training, 8 GPUs, and millions of scratch files to learn to paint. Human users can interact with the AI by submitting a drawing of their own, which Vincent then helps them to complete in the style of a fine artist.
So, this is Christmas
Can you picture a computer chorus caroling for Christmas? AI recently composed an original Christmas song, after analyzing 100 hours of pop music. Programmers guided a neural network to generate a Christmas song using a process they called “neural story singing.”
First, they prompted the AI to produce a descriptive story about an image of a festive Christmas tree, surrounded by presents. Next, they selected a beat and mapped the story to the song’s rhythm, handing it off to the neural network for completion. The result is somewhat dissonant and perplexing, with the digitally generated voice intoning, “A hundred and a half hour ago / I’m glad to meet you.”
It was a dark and stormy night
Horror writers craft creepy tales that chill our blood, and a recent addition to their ranks — a neural network named “Shelley” — also produced spooky stories, spinning her yarns from prompts shared by people.
(Shelley was named for writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of “Frankenstein.”) Programmers fed the neural network 140,000 horror stories sourced from a Reddit forum so that it could learn about the storytelling elements that frighten readers.
The artificial intelligence Shelley not only came up with original tales of terror but also created them together with human co-writers, building and escalating the tension in collaborative works posted to Twitter in October and November 2017.
BONUS: Baby, you can drive my car
In a human-AI collaboration, artificial intelligence produces the first pop song. While the lyrics were written by a person name Carré, the melody sprang from the “brain” of a computer. AI used a system called Flow Machine software to analyze a database of some 13,000 lead sheets (basic scores that record the melody and harmony of tracks) from different genres around the world.
The software writes its own melodies, and a human composer, Benoît Carré, was drafted to turn material into a fully produced track. He simply inputted a desired style of music (in this case The Beatles) and got to work.
The competition used by programmers was”Daddy’s Car.” Metaphorically, in the back seat of “daddy’s car” is a paternalistic system that guides our lives, and over which we have no control.
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