Artificial intelligence non-profit OpenAI just unveiled an extraordinary AI music tool called Musenet. The tool generates musical compositions, with multiple instruments and in wide-ranging styles from classical music to country music, according to OpenAI’s website, where you can experiment with the tool yourself.
The deep neural network doesn’t necessarily understand music theory or composition, but by training it on huge data sets of jazz, pop and world music, OpenAI researchers taught it to produce convincing, genre-bending tunes.
Rachmaninoff’s Poker Face
OpenAI was co-founded by Elon Musk in 2015, but Musk confirmed in February that he’d left the organization due to disagreements with the group’s direction. MuseNet uses a similar algorithm to a previous OpenAI project that generates impressively coherent text.
On the site, you can choose between a number of famous classical composers in order for the AI to come up with a composition in their style. All it needs to do its thing is a starting point, which can be anything from the first notes of Mozart’s “Rondo alla Turca” to Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.”
So if you ever wanted to hear Bon Jovi’s take on the first six notes of Chopin, here’s your chance. You can even sit down for an entire 1 hour 50 minute concert stream.
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