Title

Who Wants to Listen to an Algorithm?

Document Type

Other

Rights

This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

Musicology

Publication Details

Brainstorm, Updated / Thursday, 25 Apr 2019 12:35.

Abstract

Google recently released their first ever AI-powered "doodle" in honour of Johann Sebastian Bach on the composer’s birthday. The program allows users to input their own melodies and the algorithm will attempt to harmonise them in the style of Bach, based on a dataset of 306 of the composer’s works. The results were underwhelming, at times even outright humorous, with the only certain takeaway being that AI still has a very long way to go in the field of music.

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