This is how it starts. The machines first start making music. Next, it’s world domination. But for now, it’s just music.
First announced at Moogfest, Magenta is a machine learning project from the Google Brain team. Its aim is to “create compelling art and music,” according to an introductory blog post. Its other goal is to connect artists, coders and machine learning researchers, allowing them to collaborate.
The biggest challenge with machine-generated music and art, according to the blog post, is “combining generation, attention and surprise to tell a compelling story.”
Well, is the 90-second song that was created through machine learning compelling? Listen for yourself here.