Artificial Intelligence is now being used to write songs in the style of Led Zeppelin

Feed enough data points into an AI algorithm and it can create a reasonable facsimile of the real thing. The Led Zepbot is the latest example of how the robots are coming for our music.

Funk Turkey (certainly one of the best YouTube handles) grabs lyrics from Lyric.rip and splices relevant pieces of music together using another algorithm called a Markov Chain. The result of this experiment was a track called “Mountain Man.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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