Created by David Li in London, England , 2020

Blob Opera is a machine learning experiment by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture. Opera singers use their voices as expressive and beautiful musical instruments.The team collaborated with four opera singers to teach a machine learning model how to sing. They recorded 16 hours of singing to train an algorithm called a Convolutional Neural Network. In the experiment you don’t hear their voices, but the machine learning model’s understanding of what opera singing sounds like, based on what it learnt from them. Drag the blobs up and down to change pitch. Or forwards and backwards for different vowel sounds. Another machine learning model lets the blobs respond to and harmonise with your input in real time.

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Created by David Li in London, England, 2020

Blob Opera is a machine learning experiment by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture. Opera singers use their voices as expressive and beautiful musical instruments.The team collaborated with four opera singers to teach a machine learning model how to sing. They recorded 16 hours of singing to train an algorithm called a Convolutional Neural Network. In the experiment you don’t hear their voices, but the machine learning model’s understanding of what opera singing sounds like, based on what it learnt from them. Drag the blobs up and down to change pitch. Or forwards and backwards for different vowel sounds. Another machine learning model lets the blobs respond to and harmonise with your input in real time.

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