Can AI be creative? Google wants to find out

First they came for the manual tasks, now they’re eyeing up the careers of musicians, art directors and other creative types – will robots and artificial intelligence leave any jobs for us humans? Google’s latest project, Magenta, will explore the possibility of machines learning creativity, leaving anyone thinking the rise of the robots would give us all time for more creative pursuits pause for thought.  “Can machines make music and art? If so, how? If not, why not?” is the question on the brain on of Douglas Eck, a research scientist working on project Magenta. Read more: Here’s how your brain works on the Tube (and what it can teach AI) Speaking at a panel at music and technology festival Moogfest in the US on Sunday, Eck explained the inspiration came from Google’s…


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