“Move over Gaga, here comes Google,” Steven Musil reports for CNET.
“The Web giant on Wednesday unveiled a 90-second piano melody, the first piece of art created by machine learning as part of Project Magenta,” Musil reports. “The project, announced last week at Moogfest, is an artificial intelligence effort to create original music and visual art.”
“The project is built on top of Google’s TensorFlow,” Musil reports, “the artificial-intelligence engine the Web giant uses to add capabilities such as speech and object recognition to its products.”
MacDailyNews Take: Yes, that does generally suck… for now. But, remember, this is music composed without the human hand. The researchers gave the AI four notes to start off and from there the machine composed the actual song itself.
Certainly Google has a long way to go to even approach Emily Howell, a computer program created by David Cope during the 1990s:
Mike Murphy writes for Quartz, “This is no simple task, given that even the most advanced artificially intelligent systems have enough trouble copying the styles of existing artists and musicians, let alone coming up with entirely new ideas themselves.”
MacDailyNews Take: In three years, Alphabet will become the largest supplier of music. All streaming services are upgraded with Alphabet computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they chart songs with frightening success. The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes online August 4th, 2027. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug…