Google AI produces a melody that rivals the Casio keyboard concerts of our youth

It’s 1989. Your parents are watching the Berlin Wall being torn down, but you’re upstairs in your room, fresh batteries in your Casio SA-1, prepping for your concert. The built-in beats are hot. You’ve been listening to the “Wake me up before you go-go” demo song and you think you’ve been inspired. You select instrument number 02, “HONKY-TONK PIANO.” It’s time to tickle the plastic ivories and burn this mother down. Hit it!https://tctechcrunch2011.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/google_-_magenta_music_sample-0.mp3 The beat drops here ^ Pretty good, right? But what if I told you that this was not an obsessively practiced performance by a precocious 7-year-old, but the original creation of an artistic artificial intelligence, the work of the boffins at Google Research (specifically, and naturally, Google Brain)? You probably wouldn’t be surprised, because that’s in the…


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