Can Robots Write a Beatles Song? Almost.

Computers and robots will never replace flesh-and-blood artists, right? Well, not so fast. Leaps in artificial intelligence have now made it possible for a computer program to ape the Beatles. Almost.

Sony’s CSL research lab went to work with its machines to create an AI-written song in the style of the Beatles. By analyzing the content, structure, tonality, timbre and other factors, their musical T-1000 came up with this.

Not bad, really. But before you get too freaked out, understand that a human composer named Benoit Carre took all the melodies and harmonies generated by the algorithm, wrote the lyrics and then created the final mix. Still…

Read more here. (Via Fearless Fred)


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