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Real-Time Lyric-Generation Technology Can Inspire Songwriting

Real-Time Lyric-Generation Technology Can Inspire Songwriting

The system generates poetic lines with new metaphors and expressions, potentially leading the artists in creative directions that they haven't explored before.

Created by members of the University of Waterloo's Natural Language Processing Lab, LyricJam uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate lyrics in real time for live instrumental music. As a musician or band plays, the system continuously receives the raw audio clips, which the neural network processes to generate new lyric lines.

"The purpose of the system is not to write a song for the artist," explains Olga Vechtomova, the Waterloo engineering professor who leads the lab. "Instead, we want to help artists realize their own creativity."

From University of Waterloo
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