Google’s computers are creating songs. Making music may never be the same.

“[Artificial intelligence] is today’s tech just like the piano was today’s tech at time when it came about. Composers started to write with this crazy new loud machine called the piano,” said Peter Swendsen, an Oberlin professor of computer music and digital arts. “Now we just sort of take it for granted as part of musical landscape.” (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot/AP)Google has launched a project to use artificial intelligence to create compelling art and music, offering a reminder of how technology is rapidly changing what it means to be a musician, and what makes us distinctly human. Google’s Project Magenta, announced Wednesday, aims to push the state of the art in machine intelligence that’s used to generate music and art.   “We don’t know what artists and musicians will do…


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