Beethoven's Last Symphony Has Been Completed, Thanks to Artificial Intelligence
On the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's death, The Beethoven Project debuted a finished piece during a livestream.
Members of the Beethoven Project have used algorithms to finish composing his final uncompleted symphony.
When Beethoven died in 1827, he left behind nine symphonies that were complete and fragments of a 10th.
To mark the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth, a team of musicologists and programmers, together with telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom, launched the ambitious project of teaching a computer to complete the symphony using artificial intelligence, or AI.
In order to train the algorithm, the team played snippets of Beethoven.
An algorithm was left to improvise and then was taught what was appropriate and what could be viewed as a mistake.
The finished piece premiered during a livestream of Beethovenfest over the weekend.
Trending on Inside Edition
These Are the 10 Victims of the Buffalo Supermarket ShootingCrime
Woman Who Passed Out While Driving Reunited With Passersby Who Saved Her Through Police Department GiftsHuman Interest
'Exorcism' Death of 3-Year-Old Girl Leads to Arrest of Mother, Grandfather and UncleCrime
Indiana State Police Continue Investigation of Unidentified Boy Found Dead Inside SuitcaseCrime
Witness Says Accused Buffalo Gunman Came to Supermarket Day Before Massacre: 'Something Was Wrong With Him'Crime