As of today, if you have gone to google website, you probably saw a Google Doodle above the search bar. Once clicked, you are able to make music with the click on the music sheet and create a single-line melody. This allow users to create some notes, then add the style of Johann Sebastian Bach’s harmonies. How is this possible? This feature is enabled by AI learning itself from Bach’s past music work. This machine learning has been an issue in the IT world. Anna Huang, a resident AI researcher with Google’s Magenta project who created the Doodle, said that “The Bach compositions in this dataset are highly structured, and the style is very concise, yet with rich harmonies, allowing machine learning models to learn more with less data.” This is currently used by many music composers. Not just letting machine creating music, rather a collaboration between them in order to achieve many composers’ goals. AI can provide comments on certain music like option 2 would be a better alternative compared to the current option 1 or let composers know what types of flow in music that many consumers are preferred based off from big data. Machine learning is still not perfect which comes to more clear when creating a long-term structure and coherence, but is still evolving and will once take a huge portion of our lives.
Do you believe machines will, at some point, be better at solely creating music than that of human?