Google Blob Opera: the choir with lyrical voices that sings with AI

Are you an opera lover or do you just want to have fun creating your own choir? Google Blob Opera arrives , an artificial intelligence experiment that will make you become masters with just one click! With four colored blobs you can create wonderful melodies, save them and listen to them again whenever you want.

Google Blob Opera: Create your own opera choir

A bass, a tenor, a mezzo and a soprano at your complete disposal to create your songs. With the voices of Frederick Tong, Christian Joel, Joanna Gamble and Olivia Doutney, Google presents its latest experiment with AI: a choir of opera singers to create their own compositions with.

The artists recorded more than 16 hours of singing, and from this foundation David Li , programmer and artist at Google, developed a machine learning algorithm to compose melodies . The algorithm, starting from the voices, is able to reproduce their intonation, based on what it has learned from the listening base. Playing with the instrument what we hear are not the original voices of the artists, but the sound reproduced by the algorithm.

Using it is very simple: just drag each blob to hear the desired sound. Moving vertically you choose the note, while horizontally you change the vowel to be resonated. By moving and creating the sounds you will hear the four blobs harmonize with each other and improvise as if they were a choir.

If you want to get into the Christmas mood there is the "Christmas" mode, which dresses the blobs with Santa hats and adds the falling snow to the scene. In the same mode you will also find songs already recorded: by choosing them you can listen to the singing performance of the four blobs.

How to use Google Blob Opera. Credits; dday.imgix.net
How to use Google Blob Opera. Credits; dday.imgix.net

An ambitious and fun experiment that has already become a nice pastime for all users. No musical knowledge is required: the algorithm is able to recognize the melody and adjust the harmonization as needed. The whole web seems to agree: it is one of the best creations of Google.

After Verse by Verse , the AI ​​that writes poetry, Google's new “game” is captivating everyone. We also wanted to have fun: here you can listen to the composition of one of the members of the Tech team !

Google Arts and Culture

Previously called “Google Art Project”, Google's Art & Culture platform was created to collect images of works of art exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. For some of these artistic sites, the project allows you to virtually visit the exhibitions , allowing the user to admire the works in high definition from the comfort of home.

The platform uses the same technology as Street View, and digitization takes place via Art Camera, a robotic camera that offers a resolution of 7 gigapixels. On Google Arts & Culture you can search for works by themes, collections, artists, artistic movements, means of expression (ink, watercolor, …), historical events and characters and places.

Some of the categories with which to search for the works.
Some of the categories with which to search for the works.

In addition to this we find many interactive experiences with art, including the brand new Blob Opera. It is possible, for example, to take a selfie and find out which portrait we look like, or use the filter of the mythological helmet to see ourselves transported into the legend with augmented reality. Another interesting experience is being able to see a life-sized painting in your own home. Also thanks to augmented reality you can virtually hang the paintings of the greatest artists on the walls of your home.

The interactive experiences of Google Arts & Culture.
The interactive experiences of Google Arts & Culture.

Google Arts & Culture is a portal full of resources, able to make art known with fun and interaction. In fact, there are also games and activities with which to spend time and become cultured. You can relax by coloring drawings and works or reconstructing them in the form of puzzles , making "artistic" crosswords and retracing the history of art by comparing two works and trying to guess which one was created first.

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