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the university of milan has released over four hundred meows for non-commercial and research purposes zenodo.org/record/4008297 (via data-is-plural.com/)

@aparrish "The extra.zip archive contains […] uncut sequences of close vocalizations." I choose to believe that they are referring to beatboxing.

@halcy @aparrish the first thing I thought was damn I can't want till this turns into a full on ai cat synth

@liaizon @aparrish unfortunately, though I said this, in fact 400 odd wave files is likely too little to make it happen even with heavy augmentation

@liaizon @aparrish (mind: still going to try. I was planning to train a WaveGrad model on Something, anyways, so might as well be this)

@halcy @liaizon haha, I hope it at least produces an interesting failure!

LB: so it turns out Mastodon has now contributed to the distribution of science materials relevant to all users' interest

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