2023 Author: Bryan Walter | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 22:24
Specialists from the Google Brain research project, which develops artificial intelligence and deep learning methods, has formed a group to study the creative possibilities of neural networks. Reported by Quartz.
Research group Magenta will be officially unveiled in June, but the first developments in the field of machine creativity have already been demonstrated at the Moogfest music festival, which was held in Durham, USA. Douglas Eck, one of the developers on the Magenta group, demonstrated the improvisation of a neural network. The program, based on the five received notes, played a more complex and longer melody.
According to Douglas Eck, the Magenta developers plan to refine the algorithm so that the neural network can compose more complex and longer melodies, and then they will develop machine creativity in the field of image creation.
Starting June 1st, the Magenta team will start publishing the code to their page in the GitHub repository. The first project will be a program to import music from MIDI files into TensorFlow, a machine learning platform that Google made available in November 2015.
Machine learning methods have already been applied in creativity. For example, researchers from the University of the Future Hakodate used artificial intelligence to write a novel that made it to the final of the Hoshi Shin'ichi Literary Award. Also, using neural networks, a portrait of "The Next Rembrandt" was painted, and the results of the joint work of artists and the DeepDream neural network were put up for auction.