We’ve seen IBM’s Watson politely annihilate humans in Jeopardy, make a movie trailer for Morgan, create never-before-eaten recipes and even understand nuance and tone… to say the least. Now it’s moving on to music. Watson Beat is IBM’s music arm of Watson; an AI-driven music composing app that’s sparked some debate about music copyright. Speaking on the panel at Amsterdam Dance Event’s Tech conference yesterday, IBM THINKLab Director, Elizabeth Transier, explained how this open sourced, AI-powered music generator works. “Essentially you take monophonic melody input and pick a genre and Watson Beat will generate composition after composition after composition until it’s a…

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