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It’s Pi Day! An AI program has composed a song just for the occassion

As part of Pi Day 2019, AI composer Amadeus Code created a new song entitled “We Started Singing.” Its songwriting assistant scraped data from centuries of music, starting with Don McLean’s 1972 hit, “American Pie” (pi/pie, geddit?) and reimagining it for today.

Amadeus Code is said to be capable of creating this number of combination of melodies”

Here are the results. It’s slower than the original “American Pie” (136 vs 140 BPM). Note length, one of the many variables in Amadeus Code, was set to “default.” The backing vocals (also computer generated) were created by layer a separate melody composed by the app.