The good people (and robot brains) over at Botnik Studios, creators of such wonderful neural network-generated monstrosities as Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash, are back at it again. This time, they’ve turned their attention on something already incomprehensible enough that a computer-created version is nearly indistinguishable from reality: the list of bands to play at Coachella.
For anyone as out of touch with what the average Coachella attendee is into as I am, reading Botnik’s list is a perfect mirror of the experience of reading the actual list of bands playing at Coachella—so much so that, for a minute, I thought they might have done the same thing last year. But no, this is an actual list of make-believe bands, as opposed to one that just sounds made up.
You can see the full list of AI creations, which resulted from training a neural network on thousands of real band names, in Botnik’s tweet below:
Announcing your 2018 COACHELLA LINEUP, generated by a neural network trained on thousands of band names: https://t.co/EskuBWOdfy pic.twitter.com/J06jgc3x2R
— Botnik Studios (@botnikstudios) January 23, 2018
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Source:: The Mary Sue.com – Science-and-Tech