Google’s Magenta project just wrote its first piece of music, and thankfully it’s not great

Magenta’s not quite ready to write the next club anthem. Google is training Google Brain to take on creative as well as cognitive tasks. Credit: Minh Dat Tran Senior Editor, PCWorld Jun 1, 2016 1:51 PM Deep in the bowels of Google’s Google Brain, the company is asking the question: can neural networks create music? Google’s Magenta project has an answer: yes. Whether that music is good, however… nah. Google may have annihilated its human competition in the ancient game of Go, but human artists don’t have to worry—yet—about losing their livelihoods. Still, it appears that Magenta could at least drop a riff or two that human artists could remix. Want to hear it for yourself? Here it is:    Why this matters: We’re on the cusp of something special in…


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