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MuseNet generates original songs in seconds, from Bollywood to Bach (or both)

Have you ever wanted to hear a concerto for piano and harp, in the style of Mozart by way of Katy Perry? Well, why not? Because now you can, with OpenAI’s latest (and blessedly not potentially catastrophic) creation, MuseNet. This machine learning model produces never-before-heard music based on its knowledge of artists and a few bars to fake it with. This is far from unprecedented — computer-generated music has been around for decades — but OpenAI’s approach appears to be flexible and scalable, producing music informed by a variety of…

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Trump Finally Weighs In on the Measles Outbreak; 2020 Dems Blame Him for Making It Worse

The Centers for Disease Control reported on Wednesday that there were 695 cases of measles in 22 states, the highest since the disease was virtually eradicated in the United States in 2000. Its only April. On Friday, several days after the milestone was hit, President Donald Trump briefly addressed the emerging health crisis when asked by reporters. "They have to get the shot, he said. The vaccinations are so important. This is really going on now, they have to get their shots. The president has not always been so definitive…

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EXCLUSIVE: Trump Admin Inflated Iran Intel, U.S. Officials Say

On Sunday, the National Security Council announced that the U.S. was sending a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Persian Gulf in response to troubling and escalatory warnings from Iranan eye-popping move that raised fears of a potential military confrontation with Tehran. Justifying the move, anonymous government officials cited intelligence indicating Iran had Gen. Qasem Soleimanithe head of the Quds Force, Irans covert action armhas told proxy forces in Iraq that a conflict with the U.S. will come soon, this source noted. I would characterize the…

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‘Deep State propaganda’: James Comey claims ‘the FBI doesn’t spy’ in softball interview (and people have thoughts)

Former FBI Director James Comey was interviewed this morning on television for the first time since the Mueller report was released: Former FBI Director James Comey’s firing by President Trump led to Mueller’s appointment as Special Counsel. @Comey joins us for his first TV interview since the Mueller report was released to the public. pic.twitter.com/ShZFCNjGBA — CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) May 8, 2019 Among the claims Comey made was this response about having “no idea what he’s talking about” to a question about Trump citing a New York Times report…

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Georgia Law Could Make Women Who Miscarry Liable For Second-Degree Murder

Georgia has signed into law a bill that would ban abortions after the point that a heartbeat can be detected. Currently, women in the state can get abortions until 20 weeks of pregnancy. This will change in January 2020, when the law comes into force and shifts that to about 6-7 weeks for most pregnancies, before many women even realize they are pregnant. Georgia is the third state to enact a “fetal heartbeat bill” this year, joining North Dakota and Iowa in attempts by conservatives to overturn Roe v. Wade. “[The bill] is very…

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‘They just don’t care’: CNN’s headline about what Trump ‘can’t stop talking about’ MELTS irony detectors

Every now and then we see a headline that almost leaves us speechless, and this is definitely one of them: The lack of self-awareness here is phenomenal. pic.twitter.com/OtgFPwjoff — Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) May 6, 2019 Gee, does anybody at CNN even watch CNN, or are they too busy keeping tabs on what Fox News is doing? Do they even listen to themselves? — Kevin Krause (@KevinKr94697642) May 6, 2019 Apparently not. Here’s the sad part…they are aware. They just don’t care. — Arthur “Some Julie did Something” Kirkland Esq. (@KirklandEsq)…

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He Gave Birth to His Sonand Filmed It for You to See

Its not an unusual occurrence: Child care needs and work commitments have forced single dad Freddy McConnell and me to shuffle our interview appointment a few times. So when we finally connect and I can hear the faint cries of a child in the background, I am surprised and delighted. Is that his son? No, McConnell laughs, explaining that hes taking the call from the beach in Deal, England, where he lives. Thats another random baby. Wants an ice cream, I think. Though McConnell spent three years extensively documenting his…

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NASAs Chief Calls For Action On Potential Asteroid Threat

An asteroid impact is a threat that humanity should not underestimate. For this reason, NASA, several federal agencies, and international organizations are taking part in a tabletop exercise on preparedness during the Planetary Defense Conference happening this week in Washington. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine gave the opening keynote talk, encouraging people to take the risk from impacts seriously. Bridenstine used the example of the recent Chelyabinsk Event, when a 20-meter (66-foot) near-Earth object (NEO) entered the atmosphere and exploded over Chelyabinsk Oblast. This created an impressive shockwave that damaged over 7,200 buildings, which…

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Twitter Taunted Trump With A New Nickname After The Release Of His Tax Info

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News/Getty Images These Tweets About Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Are Roasting His Losses By Chelsea Stewart 5 hours ago The world has finally gotten a look at some of President Donald Trump’s tax information and it’s… interesting, to say the least. The documents show that Trump, a man that has long touted his business acumen and success, has had some major losses over the years — to the tune of about $1 billion worth in just a 10-year span. The revelation has lots of people talking, and…

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Google launches new Assistant developer tools

At its I/O conference, Google today announced a slew of new tools for developers who want to build experiences for the company’s Assistant platform. These range from the ability to build games for smart displays, like the Google Home Hub and the launch of App Actions for taking users from an Assistant answer to their native apps, to a new Local Home SDK that allows developers to run their smart home code locally on Google Home Speakers and Nest Displays. This Local Home SDK may actually be the most important…

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