How Kanye West Lyrics are Tricking Instagram’s AI

As part of Wired’s in-depth profile on Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, the 33-year-old discussed how he wants to clean up the internet—but it’s proving difficult. The company is using DeepText (a word categorization system) to try to filter “good” words from “bad” ones, but it’s tripping over cultural differences. For example, it stumbled over the British slang for cigarettes and plenty of Kanye West lyrics. …

Francis And The Lights feat. Kanye West: My City’s Gone

Francis and the Lights (Francis Farewell Starlite’s project) has just released a gorgeous, minimal but still grand track called “My City’s Gone.” The song features Kanye West, but in a way that might not be obvious or expected: West’s contributions are mostly subtle, auto-tuned back-up vocals—somewhat akin to those on his 808’s and Heartbreak. From the record Farewell, Starlite! (which also features Bon Iver), the …

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Kanye and Bon Iver dance with Francis and the Lights, SOFI TUKKER's tropical jam plus more new bangers this week

Francis and the Lights feat. Kanye West and Bon Iver: Friends It’s ever the joyful day when Francis and the Lights releases a new track. Recently, frontman Francis Farewell Starlite guested on Chance the Rapper’s “Summertime Friends.” Turns out, Chance’s song actually samples Starlite’s “Friends”—which the band just released, with the help of co-producers Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend), Ariel Rechtshaid (HAIM, Sky Ferreira), Benny Blanco, …