Music and AI combine for quirky performance
Can a robot write a love letter? A project by the University of Southampton has demonstrated that it can – and the resulting quirky computer-generated love letters have now been set to music.
Academics in Music, English and Computer Science have joined forces to create a love text generator and set its outputs to music. The result is Love Letters, which was premiered in Southampton on Monday 17 July 2023.
Dr Ben Oliver, Associate Professor in Composition, wrote the music. He worked with Will May, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Literature, to build a large body of quotations from thousands of love poems and lyrics to enter into the generator, called LovelaceGPT. It was built by student intern Yaseen Mohammed Osman, mentored by Lecturer in Computer Science Dr Shoaib Jameel.
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