07/01/2013 06:48 GMT | Updated 09/03/2013 05:12 GMT

Super Computer Composes Classical Music In Seconds (VIDEO)

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

University of Málaga scientists built the computer Iamus and taught it how to devise music.

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.