Google Celebrates Bach's Birthday With Its First AI-Powered Doodle

Google Celebrates Bach's Birthday With Its First AI-Powered Doodle

Once you get a little hang of that, it then lets you create your own.

The Doodle team then combined art and engineering to create the final look of the project for users.

Johann Sebastian Bach, world-renowned German composer, and musician is being celebrated in the first ever AI-powered Doodle!

Bach, who lived during the Baroque period of the 18th century, produced hundreds of compositions including cantatas, concertos, suites and chorales. "An interactive experience encouraging players to compose a two measure melody of their choice", as Google put it.

Google has a separate blog post that goes in to more detail on the technology behind the Doodle, including how it was trained on 306 of Bach's chorale harmonisations using a machine-learning model called Coconet. The company says that the first step in developing the doodle was to create a machine learning model to power it. This unbelievable doodle to celebrate his work is based on a model developed by Google's Anna Huang, the mastermind behind AI system Coconet.

Google celebrates the Johann Sebastian Bach with an interactive doodle that is powered by artificial intelligence. His chorales always have four voices: each carries their own melodic line, creating a rich harmonic progression when played together. Magenta also worked with Pair to use TensorFlow.js (or Google's Tensor Processing Units if your device isn't powerful enough) to allow machine learning to happen entirely within your browser.

Born in 1685 in Eisenach, Bach's father was the director of the town musicians, and all of his uncles were professional musicians. His eldest brother was also a musician. Primarily known as an exceptional organist during his lifetime, Bach also understood how to build and fix the complex inner mechanisms of pipe organs.

He survived to see only a handful of his works published.

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