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Google is building AI that can create its own art and music — here's why that's important

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Google introduced a new group dedicated to making artificial intelligence more creative at Moogfest, a four-day music and technology festival in Durham, North Carolina, Quartz first reported.Called Magenta, the group will use its AI system TensorFlow to see if AI can be trained to create its own art, music, and video.

If AI were to truly crack creative thought, they would depart from being an extension of code written by a programmer to thinking on their own.

Machines can't think entirely on their own, and probably won't for some time.But what Google's AlphaGo taught us when it beat a world champion Lee Sedol at the game of Go, is that deep learning has vast potential to give machines the same thought capabilities of humans.

One of the most fascinating takeaways from that Go tournament was when AlphaGo played a move that could only be described by AI experts as "creative.

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