AI System Composes Beatles-Style Pop Song

Anna Green

Sony CSL Research Laboratory has taken a major step towards making human musicians obsolete. Inverse reports that researchers at Sony have released a catchy pop song inspired by The Beatles but composed by an artificial intelligence system called Flow Machines.

In order to create the song, which is called "Daddy's Car," researchers set up a database of sheet music by a range of musicians, in a range of styles. A human composer selected the style of the song—in this case, the 1960s pop stylings of The Beatles—while Flow Machines composed the melody and harmony. A human musician then produced and mixed the song. Sony plans to officially release "Daddy's Car," which can be heard above, on a pop album composed entirely by artificial intelligence sometime in 2017.

[h/t Inverse]

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