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A robot with four arms and eight sticks uses AI to write, play own music

It uses deep learning, enabling it to create a structured and coherent composition, researchers said

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In a first, researchers have developed a robot that can write and play its own music compositions using artificial intelligence and deep learning. The robot -- named Shimon -- with four arms and eight sticks can play harmonies and chords on marimba. It also thinks much more like a human musician, focussing less on the next note, and more on the overall structure of the composition. The researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology in the US fed the robot with nearly 5,000 complete songs -- from Beethoven to the Beatles to Lady Gaga to Miles Davis -- and more than two million ...

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 17:26 IST
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