Neural Net improves 1993 Eurodisco song "Barbie Girl"

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Strong disagree. It’s certainly “different,” but it’s not better.

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I’m going with on NO on both, that’s me in a nut shell.

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Cannot improve on perfection.

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But is different not inherently better? Is it not true that all songs were somehow created not quite right, waiting for someone like Weird Al or a weird AI to improve them?

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1997 Eurodance (or bubblegum pop/dance)

I’m a Punjabi Girl… from Goodness Gracious Me (Series 2, Episode 1).

Fucking Facebook…

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The source material is so… regrettable… forgettable… (AI kicks in) spaghettable… Ferengiettable…

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Did … did … did it improve it by erasing it?

1993…

feeling so old now…

Low bar.

If it helps, it actually came out in 1997.

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no… not really… (more sad)

But I guess that I’m just that much closer to a theoretical retirement!

Vaguely relevant but I’ve just spent the afternoon arguing with colleagues to get the word “person” taken out of academic integrity guidelines as we have already seen (awful) examples of “AI” written essays.

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This is like remixing the Sistine chapel. Sure you’ll get a laugh but it’ll never be as good as the original.

Parts read like stream of consciousness stuff that music critics seem to let pass with not much pushback.

They’re fine, but on a few of them they feel more like remixes of the priming material than they feel adaptations of Barbie Girl.

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