Watch these computers sing heartfelt pop hits (Wired UK)


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Computers — cold, emotionless, unfailingly logical — are not exactly known for being the type to kick back, let their hair down and get in touch with their feelings. 

But perhaps we’re doing our trusty machines a disservice, as these videos of computers singing their hearts out to an eclectic range of pop sings shows. 

A computer singing “I Will Always Love You”

Martin Backes has created a software system that attempts to apply human sentiments to computerised sounds. The result? A truly unique rendition of the schmaltzy power ballad.

What do machines sing of?Martin Backes

13 floppy disk drives and a hard drive playing “Tainted Love”

Instead of storing data, these floppy disk drives and 3.5-inch hard drive have been hacked to play Soft Cell’s toe-tappingly catchy 1981 smash.

A dot matrix printer performing the Benny Hill theme tune

This 24-pin dot-matrix printer has been doctored to play the Benny Hill theme tune.

Benny Hill theme & how it’s doneMIDIDesaster

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24 July 2015 | 2:02 pm – Source: wired.co.uk

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