It’s called Bot Dylan and it was “trained” to learn the different patterns and structures that comprise a typical song by scanning through 23,000 pieces of Irish folk music. That means that when scientists provide “Bot Dylan” a pattern — in this case a certain music notation known as ABC — it can then predict and generate the next one. Since its creation, the computer has already “penned” upwards of 100,000 original tunes.
“We didn’t expect any of the machine-generated melodies to be very good,” Dr. Oded Ben-Tal, a music technology expert at Kingston University in London, told The Daily Mail. “But we, and several other musicians we worked with, were really surprised at the quality of the music the system created.”
Is the music going to give a “soul” to the artificial intelligence?