So, I gave an AI my bio and a sample of my lyrics and asked it to write poems in the style of Liz Solo. Here are a few of the results:
Falling from the sky now,
We’re losing our grip,
The water in the sky is too high,
and we’re slipping out of time,
We’re losing our grip.We are all contaminated,
we are all contaminated now,
She can smell the water.
She can’t tell where it’s coming from,
it comes from the air
and she can’t tell what’s under it,
she can’t tell what’s under it now.But she can hear them crying,
she can hear them crying now,
The animals are crying,
The water has opened itself.
It has opened itself wide and deep.
Daughter, you are the water,
My sweet hung-over daughter.
I am your mother and sister,
I am all of these things.
You are the moon inside me.
We lived in a house like this;
We lived in the water house, we lived in a house.
I can hear them crying, I can smell them crying now,
I am one of them now.
Here is another one of Liz Solo’s poems (as written by the AI):
Lovely day on the planet earth.
The sun is rising in the east and they’re still there,
Still taking pictures and asking questions.
They know what happened now,
that this world has come to an end
and they still drive around in their cars,
still in their conveyances,
This is early research for my latest collaboration with Dr. Jeremy Turner–we are each creating NPCs (non-Player Characters) that think using a quantum computer. Our virtual beings will make decisions based on the input of users in a virtual space. My NPC is the Songstress, an AI entity that composes prophetic lyrics in my own style. Before I begin working with the quantum computer, I am exploring AI-based language processing, and experimenting, in part, with colleague Steve DiPaola, at SFU. The above poems are the result of one demo session, and though these are not exactly lyrics that I would write, they are remarkably close on a number of levels. I hope to be able to access the program in the next weeks so that I can give it more information to work from. I have been compiling all of my lyrics into one document in preparation. Stay tuned here, and to the BBMC’s site to keep track of the project’s progress.
Steve DiPaola, PhD, is a Professor at the School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT), and a member of the Cognitive Science Program at Simon Fraser University.
See: research site: ivizlab.sfu.ca
art work site: www.dipaola.org/a/