Google built an 'Infinite Bad Guy' generator using 15000 YouTube covers

Lawrence Kim
November 24, 2020

YouTube launched the new video on Monday in celebration of "bad guy" surpassing 1 billion streams on the platform. On occasion of the music video passing 1 billion views, YouTube and Google Creative Lab have turned all of those covers into an interactive AI experiment, called "Infinite Bad Guy", which YouTube described as "the world's first infinite music video".

YouTube took into account the great impact of Billie Eilish on its platform, so they chose to launch "Infinite Bad Guy", a compilation of all the versions of the song that have emerged since its launch, and which celebrates one billion views. We're not the Bad Guy, duh.

In the last hours, the YouTube platform launched the spectacular compilation of the song, where we will see all kinds of versions of one of Billie Eilish's greatest hits, which does not stop playing and is infinite. "This is a thank-you to Billie and all her friends", Variety quoted Vivien Lewit, YouTube global head of artist relations. The music video collects nearly every single covers and blends them together, using machine learning to align each one within quarter-beats of the original.

For those that tune in to watch the infinite video a couple of times, you'll notice something different.

The site also includes scrolling hashtags so viewers can find "bad guy" covers based on genre and instruments used. YouTube says you'll see a distinct mosaic of music movies each time you watch it.

And if you have a "Bad Guy" cover that you'd want to contribute to Infinite Bad Guy, you can opt in through this link.

In 2020 alone, Eilish's movies have garnered greater than 4 billion world views on her official YouTube channel.

Currently, Eilish has no plans to release the album during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I'm very excited and hopeful for the future". Inside a couple of seconds, you're offered with two random cowl variations to begin exploring (or you may simply press the autoplay button after which sit again to watch).

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