Turns out artificial intelligence can write a decent Beatles rip-off

By Kai Ryssdal September 26, 2016 | 4:07 PM Embed Code <iframe src=”http://www.marketplace.org/2016/09/26/tech/turns-out-artificial-intelligence-can-write-decent-beatles-rip/popout” frameborder=”0″ width=”100%” height=”240px”></iframe> This is how we imagine the songwriting process. – Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Look, I’m never gonna be mistaken for anybody’s musical taste-maker, but this isn’t so bad, right? Kinda cliche, but still not bad for a computer. It’s the first pop release composed by artificial intelligence computers at the Sony Research Lab. Sony’s computers have been able to do Jazz for a while, Quartz notes, and the Lab posted a second tune in a dreamy Jazz style. Hopefully they don’t teach these computers to host a public radio show next. Follow Kai Ryssdal at @kairyssdal. 


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