Sony's CSL Research Lab has released the first-ever AI-written song, composed by a program named Flow Machines. The song, composed in the style of The Beatles, sounds an awful lot like today's twee indie rock, yet represents an incredible achievement for AI. While it sounds incredibly natural, the music was actually performed by a human who also wrote lyrics, FACT reports:
The Flow Machines software got its music knowledge from a huge database of sheet music with songs in varying styles and wrote that track after being given a style prompt from a human composer. The melody and harmony was composed by AI and then a human musician, French composer Benoît Carré, produced, mixed and wrote lyrics for the track.
You can listen for yourself below:
*Image of supercomputer via hexus.net