Artificial Intelligence may soon create full musical compositions, as Anna Gaca explores with the software Flowmachines.

I know, I know. Isn’t pop music written by robots already? Har har. But really: Researchers at Sony’s Computer Science Laboratory in Paris have shared a pair of tracks created with the assistance of software called Flow Machines.

The program analyzes a database of existing songs to “learn” musical styles and identify commonalities, then “[exploits] unique combinations of style transfer, optimization, and interaction techniques” to synthesize original music. Researchers can tailor the process to produce tunes that sound like the work of a particular artist—for example, “Daddy’s Car,” which is intended to emulate the style of the Beatles:


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