"CHAI-GPT, what is King - Man + Woman?"
Find out my answer on this Video
I initially started off by putting together an AI-generated mosaic of Bon Iver's songs, which I titled 'Bon AIver'. He's my favourite artist, who often well-represents my internal solitude.
Then, I realised that I wanted to do something that was innately relevant, something more meta. Also, I missed using Chunity, which I learned during MUSIC256A days. I am still very new to AI, and this is my very first AI class, so I wanted to utilise it to represent some beginning stages of my AI learning.
The very first word2vec example that I learned was 'King - Man + Woman = Queen.' Ever since I came up with this example, I wanted to pursue this idea. I wanted a narrative where Chai is answering the question, in the style of ChatGPT, but using visuals though unity. This is how Chai-GPT-Visual came into being.
One regret that I had was that GPT is a misleading name, because I do not actually use the GPT NLP model here at all. This is something that I figured out through receiving class comment. Someone asked if this used the Chat-GPT, which is not the case.
Overall, I am satisfied with my concept, and how my ideas were ultimately ridiculous and playful, which was something that I was going for. I wasn't satisfied with my recording / video quality and recognised a last minute mistake. I had to record this while I was sleep-deprived, and ultimately, it didn't capture the 'Off with his head' transition.
Going forward, I hope to be able to more fully use the creative aspects of AI by familiarising myself more with the technical aspects of it. I sort of get the upchuck as of now, but I was still not very comfortable utilising the diverse aspects of the provided code other than changing a few parameters.
This was a really fun exercise, and I don't think I would have enjoyed AI-learning as much if I hadn't started with this course. I am looking forward to the coming parts of this class. I recently went through a lot, including being hit by a truck (no injury, thank goodness), but I do want to achieve and do more for the next project!
PAST IDEAS BELOW
I used Bon Iver's songs to create a MosAIC that makes everything moody and melancholic. I am reading my reflection on the first etude which is synthesised using three songs: Skinny Love, Holocene, and iMi.Video
Phase 1 was incredibly fun! It was a great experience fro me to learn about MFCCs, Chroma, and Kurtosis, which were terms that I have never heard of before coming to this assignment. Some of the experiments are documented below.
Adding Kurtosis didn't really improve the scores as much as I expected.