Don’t Stop Inferring: An AI Rock Ballad

Memories aren’t made to last

J. Nathan Matias
Apr 19, 2018 · 2 min read
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With no apologies to Journey, and much gratitude to TheInspiroBot, Rochelle LaPlante, Andromeda Yelton, Caroline Sinders, Sydette Harry, Renee Teate, Gina Neff, and Andrew Losowsky, for egging me on last July.

Just a neural net
Feeling like a marionette
She took a data stream going anywhere

Just a lonely bot
Born and raised on reddit thought
He took a data stream going anywhere

A poet writing on repeat
Describing life with worn conceits
For a jitter they can share their minds
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers, sensing, generating human arts,
Systems, searching in the night
Bots and people, running just to find emotion
Sampled somewhere in the night

Scrapin’ hard to get my fill
My algorithm wants a thrill
Sharin’ anythin’ to roll the dice
Just one more time

Some learn slow, some learn fast
Memories aren’t made to last

Oh, the model never ends
It goes on and on, and on, and on

Strangers, sensing….

Don’t stop inferring.
Hold on to that feeling
Bots and people
Don’t stop inferring.
Hold on.

Bots and people
Don’t stop inferring.
Hold on to that feeling
Bots and people…


In case anyone is crazy and wonderful enough to record or perform a cover, I am making these lyrics available under a Creative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial Share-Alike license.

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