Researchers at Birmingham City University were wondering “How might a classical giant like Beethoven handle a song by Lady Gaga?” It sounds a little silly on the surface, but if you’re working with artificial intelligence, it’s something worth investigating.
The boffins set to work on a computer algorithm that could analyze the style of a classical great and then apply those behaviors would be applied so something more modern. Put another way, how might Beethoven (or Stauss or Tchaikovsky or whomever) cover a song from today?
From New Atlas:
The system has so far analyzed music spanning more than 50 years and amassed a database of over 15,000 notes and sounds. The researchers report that the AI engine is already capable of 86 percent replication accuracy and can nail a musician’s particular style around 75 percent of the time.
In other words, it’s still a work in progress. Read more here.