Olympic Wrestlers Turn to Artificial Intelligence ‘Songbots’

Argentinian goalkeeper Sergio Goycochea used to urinate on the pitch, certain French rugby players like to headbutt each other and Serena Williams apparently never changes her socks during a tournament—but as athletic rituals go, listening to music composed by a robot has got to be up there. In an effort to get one up on their rivals, the U.S. Olympic wrestling team has been listening to songs written by artificial intelligence to prepare for matches. The music, created by Brain.fm, combines neuroscience with musicology to offer listeners specific “brain states.” Try Newsweek: Subscription offers Speaking to Newsweek, team coach Matt Lindland says he came across Brain.fm after actively seeking a sleep-based solution for his athletes. Lindland approached science journalist Steven Kotler, who recommended the AI-composed music as a safe and…


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