Google Celebrates Musician Johann Christian Bach With AI-Powered Doodle

Google Celebrates Musician Johann Christian Bach With AI-Powered Doodle

For the first time, Google has created an AI-powered Doodle to celebrate world-renowned German composer and musician Johann Sebastian Bach. It's the first artificial-intelligence powered Google Doodle.

For this particular doodle, 306 chorale harmonies composed by Bach were fed to a model.

The Doodle is an interactive experience encouraging players to compose a two-measure melody of their choice - users can add notes, accidentals, change tempo and key.

Now, as per a Vox.com report, the goal of this special doodle was not only to let people have fun. The company says that the first step in developing the doodle was to create a machine learning model to power it. Once you get a little hang of that, it then lets you create your own.

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Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach, a small town in Germany.

All these moving parts, both art and engineering, came together to create this Bach-inspired Google Doodle, which we think is super fun. They were chosen for their consistency-they all have four voices and carry their own melodic line.

Further, to ensure that people around the world could use the Doodle, the teams used PAIR's TensorFlow, which allows ML to happen entirely within an internet browser. His father not only knew how to play multiple instruments but also worked as a director of the musicians in town.

Bach was primarily known as an exceptional organist of his times but not many know that he used to compose music at a prolific pace. Primarily known as an exceptional organist during his lifetime, Bach also understood how to build and fix the complex inner mechanisms of pipe organs (which are depicted in today's interactive Doodle). "He lived to see only a handful of his works published, but more than 1,000 that survived in manuscript form are now published and performed all over the world".

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