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While looking for inspiration for this story I came across these articles. Check them out if you're interested.
CNN - This is your brain on music
BBC - Artificial music: The computers that create melodies
Spin - “The World’s First Songs Composed by Artificial Intelligence” Are Neither First Nor Entirely Artificial
Gizmodo - This classical music was created by a supercomputer in less than a second
The Next Web - How ‘creative AI’ can change the future of music for everyone
The Verge - Rise of the AI fashion police
Forbes - Using Brain Signals To Read Emotions
Wired - The Psychology Behind Video Game Sounds
Since the dawn of history, music has had the power to touch the soul. But in a future when music is composed by AI systems, can it still be truly transcendent? Was it possible for technology to have empathy? That was the challenge for the music studio tasked with using the Audioteq AI composer to deliver a musical experience on a whole new emotional level. The stakes were high and the client extremely demanding. With an innovative algorithm designed to map the inner workings of the brain, would they uncover the secret of music’s ability to touch our hearts? As the deadline approached, little did they know how things would ultimately play out.
Christopher Hart © 2019