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Super Computer Composes Classical Music In Seconds (VIDEO)

07/01/2013 11:48 | Updated 09 March 2013

Researchers have created a super computer capable of composing classical music on its own in a fraction of second.

The result was an album of ten works made with no human input - beyond the initial programming.

Iamus uses algorithms to develop the music from simple beginnings into a complete complex work. The composition takes fractions of a second, and eight minutes to translate into music for humans.

Its first full composition - Hello, World! - was premiered in 2011, but now the machine has come up with its first full-length LP, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra.

Composer Gustavo Diaz-Jerez, who worked on the Iamus project, told the BBC:

"We have taught a computer to write musical scores. Now we can produce modern classical music at the touch of a button. We've just told the computer some very general technical things. We have informed the computer that it is impossible for a pianist to play a 10 note chord with one hand. We only have five fingers on one hand.

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