Google’s New Research Project Called Magenta Will Test Artificial Intelligence On Creativity

We have witnessed a wide scope of artificial intelligence in automation, heavy calculation tasks, speeding up processing powers of a computer or even beating Go Champion Lee Sedol. Now, Google wants to take this to a higher level and wants to see if artificial intelligence can be creative and produce pieces of original art such as music. It is launching a new research project called Magenta which will test the creative capabilities of artificial intelligence.  This was revealed in an announcement made at Moogfest, a four-day music and technology festival, in Durham, North Carolina. Douglas Eck, who is a researcher in the company’s artificial intelligence research project called Google Brain, said that Magenta will focus on whether computers can truly create. The idea is to see if a machine learning system…


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