It’s happening: AI can now write entire songs with music, lyrics and vocals. And it’s scary good.

Next to looking for a coronavirus vaccine, artificial intelligence is the hottest thing going in science right now. Boffins in lab coats insist on accelerating the robot uprising by not only making machines smarter but more creative, too.

This week, a group called OpenAI introduced a system they call Jukebox which can write complete songs in a variety of styles.

By allowing Jukebox to analyze a huge dataset of songs, it learned how to mimic the songwriting process in a way that’s–well, just listen to this sample. Remember, no meatbags were used in the creation of this country song.

Want something a little rockier?

Or maybe you prefer jazz in the style of Ella Fitzgerald.

Not perfect, but still…

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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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