Daddy’s Car: a song composed by Artificial Intelligence – in the style of the Beatles

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Scientists at SONY CSL Research Lab 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.

The research behind Daddy’s Car is financed by the ERC grant “Flow Machines”, Flow Machines is a project leaded by François Pachet and hosted by the Parisian University Pierre and Marie Curie.

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30 comments

  1. Zeitgeistmusic997 says:

    if you don’t listen to the lyrics or the crappy midi instruments it still
    sounds better than most power pop tunes

  2. MySugarWallz says:

    I like the melody at the beginning of the chorus: “Now I see the other
    side.”

    It rips off Thomas Dolby’s “She blinded me with Science”: “Poetry in
    motion.”

    This must be hodgepodge of hit songs.

  3. anotherhomeysan says:

    “‘It was only an ‘opeless fancy,/It passed like an Ipril dye,/But a look
    an’ a word an’ the dreams they stirred,/They ‘ave stolen my ‘eart awye!'”

  4. Kevin Gabbert says:

    it sounds like what the Beatles would have come up with had they stayed
    together into the late 70’s and swapped out George with someone new

  5. Herfinnur Árnafjall says:

    it’s very strange if this song was made from analysing the Beatles. It
    sounds like pure Beach Boys

  6. foggy4180 says:

    I bet if they would bring on a clip with a band that’s playing this song
    and tell nobody about AI, everybody would believe that this new band with a
    mix between Beatles and Beach Boys would have really existed.

  7. foggy4180 says:

    I believe in the near future real humans are improvising on songs created
    by AI, that’s the next step.
    Till we don’t need AI anymore because humans are taking over.

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