Google wants to teach computers to create art from scratch


If you enjoy Google Play Music’s recommendations based on what you listen to, you can thank researcher Douglas Eck. The former University of Montreal computer science professor used machine learning principles on that project, and is now experimenting with it to see if he can teach computers to make art and music on their own. Eck, along with a handful of Google Brain team members, is gearing up to launch Magenta on June 1. The project will involve the use of Google’s open-source AI platform TensorFlow to create algorithms that can generate music. Of course, the idea is more complex…

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