16 November 2016
Google is showing off some of its experiments in artificial intelligence with a series of videos, and has released the code for it too.
t-SNE (the algorithm employed to sort through the sounds themselves) effectively listens to the sounds and then groups them together, creating a visual interface you can explore and then use to create beats. While it’s pretty interesting that a machine can ‘learn’ to organise similar sounds together without the use of descriptions or tags, it’ll be even more fascinating to see what other applications this sort of technology will have.
Other projects available to explore right now include a game that guesses what you’re drawing, a camera app that recognizes objects you put in front of it and a music app that plays “duets” with you. Check out the AI Experiments website here, it’s definitely where the singularity will be.