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The Pop Star of the Future Will Be A Deep-Learning Musical Bot

Could a concert described as "the first concert consisting almost entirely of music composed by artificial intelligence" mark the beginning of a musical-Skynet-apocalypse for musicians? Whilst the AI does a decent job of producing some convincing jazz background music, even in these early stages of the tech, this shouldn't be a cause of concern for musicians. On the contrary, getting AI involved in musical composition should help musicians push music into exciting new territories, just like AI could help creatives in other fields as well. 

Instead of fearing that AI would make human creativity redundant, we should instead focus on the potential of Human-Computer collaboration.

In saying that though, if AI can produce this:, perhaps Taylor Swift should be worried.

In d’Inverno’s vision of the future, AI doesn’t replace humans, but becomes a sort of musical sparring partner. "Even if you don’t think machines can be creative by themselves, they can potentially be creative friends," he says. "You can imagine a situation when you’re having a conversation with a machine offering prompts as a critical, creative accomplice."

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