Robbie Barrat is president and founder of their high school computer science club; they created Rapper-Neural-Network, a free software project that uses machine learning trained on a corpus of 6,000 Kanye West lines to autogenerate new rap songs.
"It's a neural network that has been trained on rap songs, and can use any lyrics you feed it and write a new song (it now writes word by word as opposed to line by line) that rhymes and has a flow (to an extent)."
You an addict of cheating but I took the charge
Stop running up my money tall, height advantage
Ohhhhh, ohhhh; ohhh you too much to handle in one package
Not now but right now, you know... I had to go downtown
Shorty come and fix you up like bobby brown
Then he help me get my back up in this part of town
I can make you come and fix you up like bobby brown
Driving in the sky, you got a new crib to hold down
Shit's about to go and put my mack berry down
(Image: Kanye West, David Shankbone, CC-BY)
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