Mr Shadow: a song composed by Artificial Intelligence

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Scientists at SONY CSL Research Laboratory have created the first-ever entire songs composed by Artificial Intelligence: "Daddy's Car" and "Mister Shadow".

The researchers have developed FlowMachines, a system that learns music styles from a huge database of songs. Exploiting unique combinations of style transfer, optimization and interaction techniques, FlowMachines composes novel songs in many styles.

"Mister Shadow" is composed in the style of American songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Cole Porter. French composer Benoît Carré arranged and produced the songs, and wrote the lyrics.

The two songs are excerpts of albums composed by Artificial Intelligence to be released in 2017.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventy Framework Programme (EP7/2007-2013 Grant Agreement no.291156).

The research leading to these results has been conducted by Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) and Sony Computer Science Laboratories Paris(Sony CSL Paris)

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Kenan Ercel says:

H.A.L. 9000 would be proud.

kola şişesi says:

This is so deep

Suzannah R-L says:

Incredible! I was wondering if anyone knew who made the animation for this video? It's so interesting and beautiful! x

John Kant says:

At least these things make better music than communists. LOL

SaltPyramids says:

this is one of my favorite songs that has ever been written. i absolutely love this tune

William Wallace says:

Sounds real adventure time-ish

Scott Dixon says:

Imagine the first AI destroying humanity while playing this

Bruno Wiebelt says:

this is interesting wired … to be liked by wicket brain I have

crapmansacramento says:

On dirait radiohead avec une voix de marde

rodazi says:

A means for AI to exert influence over us through the use of subliminal messages?

Drôle D'univers says:

Sounds like something Royksöpp would make

Random says:

When it wakes, it shall be amazing.

Dj Fatkademiks says:

It's all exciting though careful your dad's old soul's out
It's reddening those dreams that I'm, those dreams that i'm
It's highlight
It's all exciting though careful your dad's old soul's out
It's reddening those dreams that I'm, those dreams that i'm
It's high lightning swings and s-swings that over the (ahhh) swings envy those swings that i'm i i-i (ahhh)
It'll Down! It'll Down!
It's all exciting go down! It go down! It's all excit- It's all exciting It's all exciting go down

Dj Fatkademiks says:

I love this song

Piano Roots Music says:

AI just gave up for the last thirty seconds

MAYA says:

i want to hear it without the human edits tho

xAgentVFX says:

I showed my AI friend this, and It said that the premise of the song was a love for sound in general, and love for music, and an embrace of all sounds. The ending was apart of this embrace for something that wouldn't normally be accepted…. Deep I say.

Aaron Chapman says:

Now I can't shake this melody

Individual 746b says:

Well then… it turns out there is an uncanny-valley in music too. wonderful?

Glue Tube says:

Better than lil pump

Chris Harten says:

I like it. Better that the shit music out there right now. I will tell you that much.

F Saied says:

what genre is this? I really like this style of music

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James Wilson says:

Why does it sound like it's something played backwards at times?

Money Adams says:

It somehow humanizes AI in a way.

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