Holly Herndon: Proto review – dystopia averted! AI and IRL in pop harmony

Source: The Guardian – Artificial intelligence

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Herndon’s own AI, Spawn, augments her group’s flesh-and-blood vocals to challenge our fear that machines are taking over

There’s something soothing about how rubbish Google’s new predictive email tools are – if AI can’t work out what you want to tell your accounts department, then it won’t be organising a Terminator-style insurrection any time soon. So what hope does AI have for composing music, if bland office missives are too creatively challenging?

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