Music composing robot!

The Shimon robot has learned organically how to play music! As well as being incredibly cool, this robot goes some way to explaining how artificial intelligence can be creative!

Initially the robot had to learn more than 5,000 songs, 2 million motifs & rifs, it’s from this information that the Shimon learned how to compose music by using deep learning techniques to create two 30 second pieces of original pieces.

Researchers at Georgia Tech say that the music that the Shimon creates are a mix between jazz & classical, describing it as ‘soothing’ As well as utilizing deep learning the Shimon also uses a camera on its head to detect which notes to play.

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