Magenta is a new project that explores whether machines can produce creative works

The conversations around artificial intelligence continue to evolve. From customer service to friendly social robots, AI can be used for a variety of practical uses. But can an AI system learn how to be creative? Google's new project Magenta wants to investigate just that.


According to Popular Science, Google is launching a “research project to explore using artificial intelligence to create art, and make that process easier for TensorFlow users.” This includes projects that use visual art but also video and music. As researcher Douglas Eck explains, this means not only seeing what machines can produce but how well they can use creativity to add multiple layers of meaning.

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