Is it a warning? Is it a sign of genuine intelligence? Is it inspired by the Christmas songs your aunt sings after too many glasses of eggnog?
These are just some of the many questions inspired by the bizarre holiday tune a computer program, known as “neural karaoke” generated.
Researchers from the University of Toronto had the program analyze a photo of a Christmas tree and compose a song to go along with it, according to The Guardian.
“I’ve always been there for the rest of our lives,” sings the program, a line vaguely reminiscent of a Taylor Swift song. “A hundred and a half hour ago.”
Neural karaoke is part of a broader project by PhD student Hang Chu, to use artificial intelligence ot compose music. Click here to read The Guardian’s full explanation of the technology that produced this instant classic:
Lots to decorate the room
The Christmas tree is filled with flowers
I swear it’s Christmas Eve
I hope that’s what you say
The best Christmas present in the world is a blessing
I’ve always been there for the rest of our lives
A hundred and a half hour ago
I’m glad to meet you
I can hear the music coming from the hall
A fairy tale
A Christmas Tree
There are lots and lots and lots of flowers