Friday, February 26, 2010

Robot Mozart - Robot DJ - Robot PhD (Super funny Lolz)

So I saw an interesting article on slashdot about a composor who wrote a software program that composes good music automagically.  This is interesting to me because in grad school I studied electronic music composition and one of the things that my friends and I always wondered was at what point will someone decode the mathematics of music that sound good to our brain and just autogen it.

We've seen this with robot DJ's that can seamlessly mix, scratch, and beat juggle music.  We've seen software write techno-babble academic papers that can pass human scrutiny.

Here is a link to the SCIGen Automatic Computer Science Paper generator page.... basically people use this software to see if conferences have low submission standards, to make big lolz, or to just be epic awesom...  super cool if you ask me.
In their own words here is how they describe their software

SCIgen is a program that generates random Computer Science research papers, including graphs, figures, and citations. It uses a hand-written context-free grammar to form all elements of the papers. Our aim here is to maximize amusement, rather than coherence.
You can even generate your OWN research paper on that website like this one below. 

FAKE RESEARCH PAPER - Autogenerated Techno Babble                                                            

What is super funny is that they have successfully entered these papers into conferences before...

Now all we need is a fake Business Paper Generator..... with words like synergy, competitive advantage, rents and resources, michael porter, and return on marketing investment... LOL

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