Google’s art machine just wrote its first song

Tweet Share Today, Google’s newest machine learning project released its first piece of generated art, a 90-second piano melody created through a trained neural network, provided with just four notes up front. The drums and orchestration weren’t generated by the algorithm, but added for emphasis after the fact. It’s the first tangible product of Google’s Magenta program, which is designed to put Google’s machine learning systems to work creating art and music systems. The program was first announced at Moogfest last week. Along with the melody, Google published a new blog post delving into Magenta’s goals, offering the most detail yet on Google’s artistic ambitions. In the long term, Magenta wants to advance the state of machine-generated art and build a community of artists around it — but in the…


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