With the development of technology, artificial intelligence can compose simple music. Although it cannot distinguish what type of music is popular recently, it is a great leap in AI history. The researchers have developed a system that helps AI to compose music which sounds like it is a music producer from the 1960s. The song goes with simply chords that combined with each other. Technically speaking, it does not come with any skills that modify the chords to be more stylistic. Can AI make music?
It is sure that AI can compose music, but it does not mean that it can make music. Composing music is a mathematical problem, which related with chords selections and spatial distributions of the instruments. The music industry has developed a sophisticated system that helps rhythm to be more melodious. A pop song’s production can be subdivided into songwriting, instrumental writing, mixing, and mastering, which is that each of the procedures would require basic techniques to handle. In most cases, there will be at least one specialist in each procedure to be in charge so as to make it a commercial product.
AI has finished all these steps by itself, which is highly productive. However, it still needs some artistic human mindset to refine. Art is the only standard to differentiate human from the machine because art does not follow any rules. Composing music needs rules, but making music doesn’t follow any rules. Sometimes, even whistling can also be a part of creation, which is a part of human instinct. Though human beings have been playing with gamut probable since we are defined as “human” ,new rhythm still keeps emerging when we are in 2016.
Can math and program produce what we enjoy and what we like?