This entire album was composed using artificial intelligence
The humans behind it hope to release the album by the end of the year.
If the folks at Flow Machines get their way, we'll all be jamming along to an entirely artificial-intelligence-based music album in the very near future. The project just released a single, called "Daddy's Car," which you can listen to in the video above. Don't know about you, but we're picturing ourselves on a boat on a river, with tangerine trees and marmalade skies ...
Flow Machines, which operates out of the Sony Computer Science Laboratories in Paris, is trying to create the first pop album composed entirely by artificial intelligence. (Yes, not even Daft Punk can lay claim to that.)
French composer Benoit Carré is at the helm with the assistance of Israeli jazz saxophonist Gilad Atzmon. The company is trying to use a complex algorithm to allow a machine to produce music on its own, from start to finish. All they have to do is press play.
Using Flow Machines' algorithm, the computer can recognize patterns from the thousands of songs its developers have fed into it. It then uses those patterns to make autonomous decisions. It's remarkably self-aware, too.
“We don’t give the machine musical rules or abstract musical knowledge,” senior researcher Pierre Roy told the Seeker news site. “It’s only the machine producing music based on what it
learned from the data.”
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