AI can beat humans at chess, power vacuum cleaners, and now it can even compose songs.
This year’s winner of the AI Song Contest, in which machine learning was used to create music, was recently announced. “Listen To Your Body Choir” was co-written with artificial intelligence and takes inspiration from the song “Daisy Bell,” the first song to be sung by a computer in 1961. But is a computer program really capable of being creative?
“The short answer, right now, is ‘no’ or at least ‘not yet,’” Chirag Shah, a professor in the Information School at the University of Washington, told Lifewire in an email interview. “While recent developments in deep learning have brought us closer to mimicking human intelligence, we are still far from achieving human creativity.”