The DAC programme uses a form of artificial intelligence known as 'deep learning' that works in a similar way to the human brain in memorising experiences and learning from them.
It is a fast-growing field, with more and more possibilities opening up as computers grow stronger and databases larger.
And the melodies are 'quite agreeable to listen to,' he told AFP.Instead, the programme was designed to produce 'an infinity of different tunes'. Pictured is a musician playing one of DAC's original compositions.The researchers tested their programme on Irish and Ashkenazi Jewish folk music.The DAC was able to identify the genre, and avoid mixing the two Experts asked to listen to DAC- and human-composed melodies can still tell the difference.'It will be a while before an algorithm will fool connoisseurs of Irish folk music,' said Colombo.The DAC was able to identify the genre, and avoid mixing the two. For the moment, the DAC is limited to single-instrument compositions.
It's already taking over our jobs, beating us at strategy games and creating 'art'.