Re: Simon and Newell's classic AI predictions

Anders Sandberg (
07 Oct 1997 12:24:57 +0200

Gregory Sullivan <> writes:

> 3. That within ten years a digital computer will write music that will be
> accepted by critics as possessing considerable aesthetic value.
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> Maybe some list member will know about a match or partial match for
> prediction three.

What about David Cope's EMI system?
It is probably best described as computer assisted composition, but
it is not unlikely that it could fool at least some people at a
"musical Turing test".

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