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Artificial intelligence now composing and producing pop music: WATCH

With some accompaniment by Taryn Southern...

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been used for years to correct and assist music creation; the time has now arrived that AI is composing and producing pop music nearly independently.   

The single ‘Break Free’ is the brainchild of YouTube personality/singer/"neuroscience junkie" Taryn Southern and start-up Amper Music. In addition, Southern has enlisted the support of other AI services to complete her forthcoming ‘I Am AI’ full-length release.

Only capable of basic piano skills, Southern entrusted the Amper technology to develop harmonies, chords, and sequences. After giving the program some guidelines like tempo, key signature and preferred musicians, the program produced a track for Southern to consider.

“In a funny way, I have a new song-writing partner who doesn’t get tired and has this endless knowledge of music-making,” stated Southern to CNN Tech.

Southern did bring in the support of human producers when her vocals needed fine-tuned, supporting Amper CEO Drew Silverstein’s promise that human creators won’t be going away any time soon.

“Human creators and human musicians are not going away,” reinforced Silverstein. “We’re making it so that you don’t have to spend 10,000 hours and thousands of dollars buying equipment to share and express your ideas.”

Watch the video to 'Break Free" below. 'I Am AI' is expected out later this year.