Researchers have created a 'Bot Dylan' computer that is capable of writing its own folk music.

The system uses artificial intelligence to compose new tunes after it was trained using 23,000 pieces of Irish folk music.

The new computerised composer can compose new tunes after being trained using 23,000 pieces of Irish folk music.

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This allowed the machine to learn the patterns and structures that make for a catchy tune before it created its own pieces of music that we showcased at a concert in London this week.

It marks a significant step forward for the capabilities of artificial intelligence.

Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen was also part of the folk movement (stock image)Dr Ben-Tal and his colleagues chose to use Celtic folk music to teach their AI composer as it has a relatively well-defined structure and plenty of material to train it from.

But he adds that the machine does not appear to be able to generalise what it learned about music to other contexts.Creative and artistic expression has long thought to be beyond the capability of AI, and many have insisted it will be one of the few areas where humans will have an edge over machines.But the new computerised composer, developed by scientists at Kingston University in London and Queen Mary University of London, suggests the line between man and machine may not be so clear.You don’t have to be single if you don’t want to be, Loriann.But if you won’t go outside your comfort zone, I can pretty much assure you that nothing’s going to change.Dr Ben-Tal and his colleagues chose to use Celtic folk music to teach their AI composer as it has a relatively well-defined structure and plenty of material to train it from.