Is AI The Next Rockstar Of Music?

When former “American Idol” contestant Taryn Southern started writing songs for her debut album “I Am AI,” she didn’t reach for a guitar or sit down at the piano. She collaborated with robots. The pop singer inputted her melodies into Amper Music and other similar platforms that use variables like tempo, style and instrumentation to develop new songs.

Several new companies, including Jukedeck and Hexachords, have built intelligent platforms using big data and algorithms to create music, that form of expression Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once described as “the universal language of mankind.” So what does that language sound like when created by crunched numbers rather than a human strumming? The output varies quite a bit, from awkward to strikingly creative. READ MORE ON: VERIZON

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