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Compose a duet with a neural network
Whether its testing social scenarios or operating a millionaire’s abode , the potential of artificial intelligence seems it’s only being scratched at the surface.
With that in mind, Google’s latest trick in machine learning is not quite yet out of a science fiction novel, but certainly something intriguing: an AI that adds accompaniment to your piano playing.
Built on artificial neural networks more than old-fashioned programming, Google coder/musician Yotam Mann unveiled his open-source “AI Duet” late last year, according to VentureBeat .
Now, the piano-inclined bot is playable on both desktop and mobile browsers , allowing just about anyone to try their hand at tickling the digital ivories with AI backup using just a keyboard or touchscreen.
Whenever a user plays a little ditty on the AI Duet’s piano, the program plays back a response with its own spin on it.
This ability is bolstered by an open-source library of audio created by Mann and Magenta – a Google-powered machine learning infrastructure designed with art and music in mind.
While interpreting and embellishing musical notes is humanizing to say the least, AI Duet isn’t the only Google-backed neural network project that loves the arts. The Big G has also been reportedly using romance novels lately to teach its AI to have more natural conversation skills.

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