A.I. Killed The Pop Star? Hear The First Music Composition Created By Artificial Intelligence
In case the 21st century tech boom hasn’t already sent you running for the hills without a wire or screen in sight, Sony CSL Research Laboratory‘s latest unveiling might just do the trick. The Paris-based tech incubator has spent the last two decades focusing on music, language and sustainability. A brief scroll down their site’s music section reveals nearly a dozen respective projects that highlight the creative capacity of artificial intelligence. One of those projects, Flow Machines, strives to compose music in any style, and they’ve just shared their first creation, “Daddy’s Car,” fashioned after The Beatles‘ pop perfection.
Now, it’s not like this was an A.I.-only type of creation; French musician, Benoît Carré, mixed, produced and wrote the lyrics for the track. But you’ve gotta give it to the machine here: the track is damn-good, dare I say better than 90% of what you’d hear on radio today. And honestly, if it comes down to an “us or them” type situation, some of “them” might not be too bad an option. Hear the first A.I.-composed piece of music down below and get ready for a full album to arrive at some point in 2017.