Classical composer Igor Stravinsky once said: “I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it”. A perfect expression of how deeply human, how deeply emotional music is. What should a computer, however clever, then be doing in the field of art that most directly reaches into the human soul? The answer is: surprisingly much.
Roughly speaking, artificial intelligence can contribute to analysing music and to creating music. Thanks to machine learning, a subdiscipline of AI, both fields have made great progress over the last decade.
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