Beatles go with the Flow

Beatles go with the FlowSeptember 23, 2016 in Music Scientists at the Sony CSL Research Laboratory have created what they claim are the first complete songs composed by artificial intelligence in the shape of Daddy’s Car and Mister Shadow. The lab workers say the songs are in the style of The Beatles, though there seems to be more than a touch of the Beach Boys about them. The two tracks are excerpts from an album composed by AI slated to be released in 2017. The researchers used Flow Machines technology, a system which learns music genres from a huge database of songs and deploys combinations of ‘style, optimisation and interaction techniques’ to compose new songs in different styles. Apart from the Fab Four, there’s ‘original’ music from the likes of…


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