Google can build smart AI machines. But can it build artistic ones?

Google’s artificial intelligence (AI) technology, already proven capable of contending with human problem-solving, may soon be able to think creatively.Google AI continues to make strides in its development, this year being legally considered a driver of the tech giant’s autonomous cars, beating people in geotagging and location recognition, and even learning to understand words and events taking place around it in the real world. Its practical applications are constantly expanding, but with its new Google Magenta project, the company hopes AI can become artistic as well.”The question Magenta asks is, ‘Can machines make music and art? If so, how? If not, why not?'” Google machine-learning research scientist Douglas Eck wrote in a blog post on the project. “The goal [of] Magenta is to produce open-source tools and models that help creative…


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