Music is about feeling and robots cannot feel. Nevertheless, scientists at the University of Toronto programmed an AI to write a Christmas song, and while Boing Boing deems this “not bad” and “a triumph,” it comes off as hauntingly stoic and vaguely threatening.

Christmas trees are not filled with flowers. We don’t say “I swear it’s Christmas Eve.” The best Christmas present in a world is not a blessing, it’s an actual goddamn present. This AI has not always been here—or ... *hits bong* ... has it?

“I’ve always been there for the rest of our lives,” the future coos.

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[Boing Boing]