AI are often seen as cold, calculating machines, devoid of any warmth or humanity. One way to make AI more relatable and human-like could be encouraging them to take part in human activities like making music.
Using AI is one of the geekiest ways to make tunes, and has been around since the 80s. With the recent boom in machine learning, the quality of music created by AI seems to be getting better too.
Researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada have trained recurrent neural networks to make an all-singing and dancing AI. A paper submitted to ICLR 2017, an academic conference for machine learning, shows that artificially-intelligent software can not only process data, it can create art, too.