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Friday, April 26, 2019

MuseNet Writes Music

OpenAI does some things with generating music.     Back to the meaning of creativity, will we ultimately be able to tell?  I listened to a number of their examples, impressive.

We’ve created Musenet, a deep neural network that can generate 4-minute musical compositions with 10 different instruments, and can combine styles from country to Mozart to the Beatles. MuseNet was not explicitly programmed with our understanding of music, but instead discovered patterns of harmony, rhythm, and style by learning to predict the next token in hundreds of thousands of MIDI files. MuseNet uses the same general-purpose unsupervised technology as GPT-2, a large-scale transformer model trained to predict the next token in a sequence, whether audio or text.  ... " 

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