Google’s Next Artificial Intelligence Experiment: Creating a Machine With an Artistic Brain

Can an artificially intelligent machine be artistic? Google thinks so.Magenta, a project from the Google Brain team, released its first computer-generated song, which was composed without any human assistance. While the melody sounds a lot like those old keyboards that came with pre-programmed beats, the first outing is impressive when taking into consideration Magenta is self-taught.A Google representative told ABC News some drums were added to Magenta’s first composition, but the melody is entirely computer-generated.Whether Magenta’s music is any good is another question — and one Google plans to tackle in the future to help Magenta improve.”To answer the evaluation question we need to get Magenta tools in the hands of artists and musicians, and Magenta media in front of viewers and listeners,” Douglas Eck, a research scientist on the…


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