Can a Computer Write a Hit Musical? Thanks to Machine Learning, We’re About to Find Out

Computers can drive, create recipes, even compose rap songs. London audiences will soon find out whether they can write a hit musical, too. The new show, “Beyond the Fence,” is the world’s first musical conceived and substantially crafted by computer. Opening next month in the West End, it’s an experiment to determine how technology affects art and the creative process. “Obviously one of the hardest things for a machine to do would be to create, experience and understand art,” said Archie Baron, the show’s executive producer, who helped devise the experiment. “So, we thought, ‘Why not try?’” Recipe for Success “Beyond the Fence” started with an advantage human-written shows lack: a clear recipe for success. University of Cambridge researchers used machine learning to analyze what separates a hit musical from…


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