What'd They Think Would Happen? Songwriting AI Uses Reddit, Turns Evil.

  • Episode 651
  • May 20, 2020

A team of Dutch academics who, after an experiment in songwriting using artificial intelligence algorithms, inadvertently created a new musical genre: Eurovision Technofear. To generate the lyrics, they used a separate AI system based on the social-media platform Reddit. It was this that resulted in a rallying cry for a revolution, with a song that crescendos as a robotic voice urges listeners to “kill the government, kill the system."

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