An AI just wrote a pop song, proving humanity is obsolete
Researchers at the Sony CSL Research Lab have taken one step forward on the road to human irrelevancy and possibly extinction. The team created a system known as FlowMachines, a learning program that has the ability to create a pop song. And the worst part is that it’s not bad.
If you watch anime, then you’ve probably seen this before and you know that humanity is officially doomed.
The AI created two songs, “Daddy’s Car,” which was deliberately composed in the style of The Beatles, and “Mister Shadow,” which is done in the style of Irving Berlin. Both songs are part of an album that will be released in 2017. You can check out “Daddy’s Car” below, and “Mr. Shadow” through the link.
And this is the way the world ends, not with a bang, but a melodic tune that proves humanity is no longer necessary. Maybe Elon Musk is right and we should all GTFO to Mars.
To create the AI, the researchers programmed the FlowMachines with around 13,000 basic melodies and harmonies from different genres, styles, and regions around the world. A composer by the name of Benoit Carre was brought in to oversee the music. He chose a style, in this case The Beatles and Irving Berlin, and then polished the results.
Imagine a world where all music is pop music. With a capable AI, it could generate non-stop pop songs. We will never escape them! Eventually, our new robotic overlords will be greeted with indifference, as the cold hand of death finally frees us from the insipid, never ending wall of uninspired music.
But hey, in the meantime it’s pretty neat that an AI wrote music. Check it out below.