This track won the AI Song Contest, sort of a Eurovision for algorithms

There’s much talk about teaching machines to write music in very human-like ways. The AI Song Contest featured teams from Europe and Australia trying to write a song that would work in a real-world Eurovision situation. The winners were from Australia who got their machine to write this.

Pleasant–for a machine. But I think that says more about the state of synth pop than the music writing abilities of AI.

(Via Walter)

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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