An experiment at London’s Barbican will pit an AI composer trained on the works of Bach against the original pieces in a concert called The Eternal Golden Braid
27 February 2019
The Eternal Golden Braid: Gödel, Escher, Bach, with Marcus du Sautoy, Mahan Esfahani and Robert Thomas, Barbican, London, 9 March
CAN you tell when a piece of music has been written by a machine? Back in 1979, cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter was the first to ask that question in his classic book Gödel, Escher, Bach: An eternal golden braid.
Forty years on, I thought it was a rather tired question. Of course we cannot tell. Of course we can be fooled. Why …