Has artificial intelligence become the favourite new tool of musicians? While its use in music might not have everyone in agreement, it can’t be denied that more and more artists are going for it. French producer Jean-Michel Jarre, a long established fan of AI, works with algorithms that allow him to associate musical notes with individuals. Good or bad, the idea has gone down well with a slice of society and has even given rise to works of fiction based on this simple idea. As is the case of the animated series Carole and Tuesday, shown on Netflix since 2019: set in the future, culture, and above all music, is produced by artificial intelligence with algorithms producing the biggest hits and keeping their producers high in the music charts.
Today, it’s the Icelandic artist Björk who is joining the ranks of musicians collaborating with AI. Not surprising really given the artist’s long history of working with the most cutting edge technology. In 2011, she released Biophilia, her eighth album, accompanied by an educational app developed with Apple. The record was the first to exploit interactive technologies on the mobile phone. Now, together with Microsoft Björk has invented an evolutive music that changes according to the weather.