Jules LaPlace

The Neural Auctioneer (2018)

A recurrent cattle auctioneer is calling bids.  The auction chant
presents an interesting subject for an RNN.  The utterances are rapid,
so the network learns the texture quite well, and its output sounds
just linguistic enough to make pleasing gibberish.  The neural
auctioneer toys somewhat with modern digital anxieties.  Will cattle
auctioneering become yet another casualty of the robot labor wars?  Is
this the abstract voice of the market we hear, overseeing the high
frequency trades of the super rich?  Or is this the voice of an online
advertising exchange, crying the lots of banner ads that lubricate the
wheels of AI research with eyeballs and clicks?

Website: https://asdf.us/auctioneer/