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Here's why AI can't make a catchier tune than the worst pop song in the charts right now

Oh Homer
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The reason

The reason machines can't produce music (as opposed to just sound) is because it's an expression of emotion, which machines lack. Emotion requires empathy, which in turn requires sentience. So in order for machines to compose music that is meaningful, they'd need to know what they are, know what they like (and dislike), then care about it enough to have an emotional response to it, before translating that response into sound.

Good luck with that.

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