Tonight’s final of the AI Song Contest, an alternative take on Eurovision with competing songs created with artificial intelligence, has resulted in Australia’s team Uncanny Valley taking home the title.
Their catchy track “Beautiful the World” saw the group train their AI machine with the local sounds of koalas, kookaburras and Tasmanian devils to give the electropop song a unique Australian twist. The song is also seen as an ode to nature and it’s recovery following the devastating bushfires seen earlier this year in the nation.
Second place in the contest went to Germany’s DADABOTS X Portrait XO with “I’ll Marry You, Punk Come”, an experimental minimalistic track with vocal modulation and a very unique sound. The song won the jury vote but was narrowly beaten by the Australian entry following the addition of viewer votes.
The AI Song Contest was a new initiative created by Dutch broadcaster VPRO, with thirteen teams from seven countries across Europe plus Australia submitting songs derived from the processing patterns of artificial intelligence software, with formulas and melodies of Eurovision songs forming the learning process of the AI machines before creating the ‘perfect’ Eurovision song.
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