Google’s AI art project tickles the ivories in its debut

Move over Gaga, here comes Google. The Web giant on Wednesday unveiled a 90-second piano melody (mp3), the first piece of art created by machine learning as part of Project Magenta. The project, announced last week at Moogfest, is an artificial intelligence effort to create original music and visual art. Along with creating music and art, another goal of the project is to build a community of artists, coders and machine learning researchers, Douglas Eck, a research scientist working on Project Magenta, wrote in a blog post Wednesday explaining more about the team’s ambitions. Eck wrote that the team wants to open-source the infrastructure, beginning with audio and video support.One of the greatest challenges of the project is not only creating art but also telling a compelling story, Eck wrote.”The…


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