• Google Magenta

    Google’s Piano Genie lets anyone improvise classical music

    Mallory Locklear
    Mallory Locklear

    Google has taken the idea of Rock Band and Guitar Hero and pushed it one step further, creating an intelligent controller that lets you improvise on the piano and makes it sound like you actually know what you're doing, no matter how unskilled you are. The controller is called Piano Genie, and it comes from Google's Magenta research project. Powered by a neural network trained on classical piano music, Piano Genie translates what you tap out on eight buttons into music that uses all 88 piano keys.