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.
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