The first pop song ever written by artificial intelligence is pretty good, actually

We already know that artificial intelligence systems can work in law firms and beat the world champion at a game of Go. Now it turns out that AI can write some pretty good pop songs, too. Researchers at Sony have been working on AI-generated music for years, and has previously used AI to create impressive jazz tracks. But this is the first time the Sony CSL Research Laboratory has released pop music composed by AI, and the results are impressive. The first song, “Daddy’s Car,” is a catchy, sunny tune reminiscent of The Beatles. The second song, a dreamy ditty called “Mr Shadow,” was created in the style of American musicians Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. The AI system, called FlowMachines, works…


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