Google is launching a project to see if AI can create original artworks

It’s old news that Google has it’s arms elbow deep in artificial intelligence research, but this latest tidbit is a tad more interesting. Google is apparently working on a project to see if AI can be independently creative. Project Magenta was unveiled at Moogfest in North Carolina this past weekend by Google Brain (the company’s AI arm) researcher Douglas Eck. The goal is to use “train” AI in the basic nuances of visual art and music, and see if it can create something original on its own, as opposed to just replicating. Project Magenta uses Google’s open-source machine learning code, TensorFlow, to give the AI art lessons. In the same way, Quartz reports Magenta will also make its tools available to the general public on GitHub, once it officially launches…


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