Freaky: AI “Pianist” Plays Black MIDI

The future is unevenly distributed. Soon it will be impossible for anyone but an expert to tell what’s human and what’s computer-generated. It can already be difficult or impossible for some to tell the difference. These A.I.-generated piano hands were created by Canadian-based Massive Technologies. Here are some of the latest uncanny valley examples from musicland:

Then they entered some Black MIDI. Black MIDI is touched on briefly in Basic Music Theory: How to Read, Write, and Understand Written Music.

Interesting footnote: Conlon Nancarrow was an early explorer in the field but he used player pianos.

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