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Amadeus Code: this AI can also compose indie music

Using an extensive library of music hits, the Amadeus Code app is able to compose music. Far from wanting to replace the "real" music, this AI could serve as inspiration for the creators.

A new application has just been released. Amadeus Code is an artificial intelligence capable of composing music according to the data of the last recorded " hits ".

This new release, released September 5, 2018, was put forward by TechCrunch September 17, 2018 and it is currently available only in advance access on the iTunes Store .

The creators of the app, Jun Inoue, Gyo Kitagawa and Taishi Fukuyama, explain to TechCrunch that they have analyzed decades of contemporary and classical music that has had both commercial and social impact, leading to the creation of a technology capable of writing music. A Harmony Library is also available, allowing users to view the progress of agreements that feed Amadeus Code technology.

Contrary to what one might think, Amadeus Code is not intended to create the next commercial success that will flood the gondola heads of supermarkets. No, the application can serve primarily as a basis of inspiration. This is what one of its creators, Taishi Fukuyama, hopes in an official statement .

By delivering the song in MIDI format, the app lets the user to dress the song with real instruments and customize it until it can reproduce an ersatz that could fit on a radio. Everything is done in minutes, on a smartphone.

Moreover, one of the creators laughs when the media asks him if the artificial intelligence will be able to replace his favorite musicians: "Absolutely not. This AI will not tell you anything about its problems and will not illuminate your inner worlds through real human storytelling, which makes music so intimate and powerful."

AIs that compose music are not new. In December 2016, the IA FlowMachines, which imitated the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, surprised the auditorium of Gaîté Lyrique. In any case, this creation raises once again the debate about the impact of artificial intelligence on cultural creation .