After the launch of the Magenta Project, aimed at generating art with machines, Google has announced and shown that artificial intelligence is already capable of composing a song.
Some time ago it was news software that wrote a meaningful song and even went round in a contest. Events like this mark a before and after, because they show that thea artificial intelligence and robots will go much further than simple tasks lacking creativity.
To support this theory, Google has launched Project Magenta, a project aimed at promoting creativity in machines, both in music and painting. In addition, it is also born with the aim of creating a community of authors and programmers who share their experience to accelerate the process. Like Android, Google has stated that Magenta Project will be open and soon it will be possible to modify it to the liking of developers.
The news is that Magenta, with only a week since its launch, has already managed to give birth to its first creation. As you can see in the link, the melody, although not unpleasant, does not exceed what any reader could have composed with its applet on classic mobile phones. The orchestra and the rhythm of the end that can give real song sesnsación are, in addition, added by Google, and not by the software.
Compared to what DeepMind achieved by winning the best player in the Go world, the creation of Magenta seems small, but in the end it is still a symbolic first step towards achieving, through software learning, much more complex compositions and different styles.
The explosion of the uses of artificial intelligence is not something new, although it can be said that, as happens with virtual reality, 2016 is a turning point. Facebook and Google have been experimenting with learning tools and big data for some years, and showing their uses in applications such as Google Now, Google Photos or Facebook Messenger. Recently, both have delved into the strategy in the Google I / O and Facebook F8.
Mountain View has expanded its Now strategy with Google Assistant. The search becomes, for them, a conversation. On the part of Mark Zuckerberg, they continue to delve into bots and turn their messaging platform into a place from which you do not need to leave.