Blob Opera is a machine learning model you can make music with

December 17, 2020

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David Li, in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture, made a fun experiment to play with:

We developed a machine learning model trained on the voices of four opera singers in order to create an engaging experiment for everyone, regardless of musical skills. Tenor, Christian Joel, bass Frederick Tong, mezzo‑soprano Joanna Gamble and soprano Olivia Doutney recorded 16 hours of singing. In the experiment you don’t hear their voices, but the machine learning model’s understanding of what opera singing sounds like, based on what it learnt from them.

So smooth. So blobby.