Editorial: An AI Has Created Music Based on Bach - but Will an Audience Notice?

For both mathematics and music, the point isn’t to hunt for novelty for novelty’s sake, but to look for results that are interesting and surprising, and that lead to further discoveries. Such results are always rare, and the limits of human cognition set a hard barrier beyond which the search becomes pointless. By applying AI and machine learning to the problem, beautiful surprises may await us.

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