Spotify is developing some AI tools that it hopes will hook users in new ways

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest areas of research right now as scientists and engineers work to (a) offload more human work on machines, and (b) create a class of artificial life that will one day rule over us.

Spotify is working on some new AI tools that they hope will engage users more with the platform. One tool allows people to tweak melodies and rhythms. Or you can choose to mix’n’match bits from separate songs into something brand new. No copyright issues there. Nope.

Another question: If a machine is a major composer in a new piece of music, who owns the copyright? Just asking.

But research continues, specifically at Spotify’s office in Paris. They’ve developed something called The Flow Machine.

Spotify isn’t alone. Sony is working on their own AI-and-music project that is capable of writing Beatlesque songs like this.

More at Forbes.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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