LISTEN: "Daddy's Car", the first ever song composed entirely by artificial intelligence

It sounds an awful lot like a song The Beatles' might have recorded...

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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.

"Daddy's Car" is composed in the style of The Beatles. 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.

According to the people behind the programming: "Flow Machines software learns music styles from a huge database of songs. Then, exploiting unique combinations of style transfer, optimization and interaction techniques, it can compose in any style.”

And here's "Mr Shadow", which is said to be a composition in the style of American songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Cole Porter.