Google wants to see if computers can be artists

Google is all about artificial intelligence (AI), so much so that its researchers are working to see if computers can be artists. A team from Google’s AI research project, called Magenta, revealed upcoming plans to help AI mimic and eventually create original artwork and music. The researchers announced their ambitious plans at Moogfest, a music and technology festival, over the weekend. The search giant has experimented with AI art in the past with Google DeepDream, where its AI systems were trained to “fill in the gaps” in pictures, resulting in some truly bizarre and sometimes horrifying images. DeepDream is a huge step in artificial creativity, as it showed computers could do more than just recognize images, but actually see shapes and objects within an image that aren’t present.Google will utilize…


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