Google Scribe Makes Lyrics Ridiculous
Over at the Wait Wait... blog, our good friend Ian Chillag wrote a post yesterday about Scribe, a new tool from Google that offers suggestions to help writers complete sentences, word by word. It's like Mad Libs where the computer writes every word.
As Ian noted, some of the choices Scribe makes are a little odd. He took the opening words of a few famous political quotations and let the "Google Robots" play speechwriter. Here's one of his results:
- "Give me liberty or give me anything what would it be too much for them to become more involved in their children?"
So, did we plug some famous song lyrics into Scribe? You bet we did. Let it be said by nobody that The Record lets an opportunity to have computers write our blog posts pass us by.
If you're stumped, the original lyrics I used before I let Scribe take over link to the song on YouTube.
- I want something else to get me through this semi-arid environment in the region between nucleotides or nucleic acid sequence that comprises about 5 to 7 percent of the total variance of each component within a larger system of social stratification.
- It was all a dream, I used to read word by word data from the National Institutes on Drug Policy.
- They sit at the bar and put bread crumbs on top of the page up there with them and they are nothing but another form of therapy for these tumors to be detected by conventional means.
- It's been a hard day's night game against the New York Times.
- You are my sunshine, my only complaint is that the majority of them will not be able to download the latest version of your current Browser configuration.
- I got the horse right here his name is not mentioned anywhere in my computer but it does seem to be very obviously nothing like what I had expected.
- I am, I said to no one there and no one else can do it for you to keep track of the latest patent information and trends.
- I want your love and I want your revenge. You and me could write a book about the history of the world and the world of the living room.
Like Ian says, Scribe's got a bit of a depressive streak, and seems (understandably) to be obsessed with technology and the Internet. But I'd wager that singing some of the lyrics it spit out over Karaoke versions of the original songs would make for a night of fun, or at least a couple of amusing YouTube videos. What do you say, Internet? Can any other lyrics be improved by Scribe?