Note 7 Design Caused Battery Blow-Ups Computer Pens Christmas Song
Blog post damning of Samsung handsets AI-written ditty probably won’t top charts
As the dust has just about settled over the exploding Galaxy Note 7 handsets, a team of hardware engineers has now announced that an “aggressive design” could have been at fault for its exploding Galaxy Note 7 handsets.
The team at Instrumental said that as the phone was so slim it compressed the lithium battery “during normal operations”, which is considered an issue as it’s recommended that there is a space left between a battery and a phone’s shell.
The engineers at went as far as saying that Samsung shipped a dangerous device and that the company went down this route because of its desire to innovate and be competitive against rivals.
As far as AI-related projects go, this is a fun one. According to The Guardian, scientists have fed a Christmas scene on a photograph into a computer and asked it to come up with a song based on that photo. The computer duly analysed the photo, came up with some lyrics and then “sang” those words to music that it also composed itself. This is the brainchild of people from the University of Toronto with the “neural karaoke” project apparently able to take any digital photo and turn that into a song.
The team at the university has also now taught the computer program how to dance, looking at an hour of footage from Just Dance and then tracking poses to learn some funky moves that a digital stick man can then bust out. Any practical uses for this? Well no, no there are not. But if someone can have a bit of fun while advancing artificial intelligence a little further, isn’t that reason enough to carry on?