A fake Coachella poster that went viral after its publication Tuesday was generated by artificial intelligence.
The neural network and poster came out of Botnik Studios, an Amazon Alexa Accelerator graduate which uses computer systems to make art.
The neural network generated the list after being fed a bunch of real band names, including the names of every band ever written about on Pitchfork.
The fake band names are hilarious, but it wasn’t all the AI’s doing. Humans at Botnik handpicked the best phrases out of a collection of generated band names ranging from realistic to gibberish.
A sense of humor may be one of the last things that distinguishes humans from robots, but that doesn’t mean that artificial intelligence can’t come up with a good joke.
Botnik Studios, an art collective that uses computers “to make cool stuff,” brought those capabilities to light Tuesday with the release of its AI generated Coachella poster.
The post features made up band names such as headliners Fanch, One of Pig, and Lil Hack — names which have no association with real musical acts but which all are eerily familiar enough to give a sense that they could be real.
That eerie familiarity is by design, …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology