The Sweet Sounds Of Algorithms

Researchers at the University of Málaga in Spain have built an AI program named Iamus, which composes classical music “at the touch of a button.” Caitlin Bruner explains:

The project is slightly different from other work in artificial intelligence, with the research team mapping out the program as not to outdo composers, but be able to compete on the same level. Constantly adding source material to the software, Iamus can develop, learn, and create more complex structures, just as a composer becomes more practiced with age.

(Video: a performance of an Iamus composition.)