U2 Music Videos are Now Being Used in Artificial Intelligence Study

Artificial intelligence could one day scan the music videos we watch to come up with predictive music discovery options based on the emotions of the performer. Which means the AI will soon be able to recognize Bono’s sad face and serve you more mopey Bono, or perhaps something more smiley. The technology to do so isn’t quite there yet, but Diane Rasmussen Pennington, a lecturer at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland conducted research on 150 videos made by U2 fans and recorded non-text based emotional cues to demonstrate which facial features and objects might be most useful to future software programs. “Full disclosure, U2 has been my favorite band for a long time,” Pennington tells Inverse, adding that there were a number of other reasons to use the…


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