Listen to Google’s first machine generated song by Magenta

The song you are about to hear has been generated by computer software, so cut it some slack. Magenta is a new program from tech-giant’s Google that is focussed on looking at the application of machine learning in art. They’re going to be making all their research models and tools available in open source through GitHub, as well as demos, tutorials, and technical papers. It’s only just launched but Google say they’ll soon be accepting code contributions from outside their core team. Google’s first project for Magenta was to create a song via machine learning. They gave Magenta four notes to use and the rest is the result of a trained neural network (the drums were added in post). It’s not the most pleasingly melodic piece, or very good at…


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