The Latest: Google shows off artificial intelligent music

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google’s at its annual developers conference (all times local):

9:45 a.m.

Google is showing off what it’s like to experiment with artificially intelligent music.

Two performers are using synthesizers infused with what the company says is machine learning to warm up the crowd ahead of a keynote by CEO Sundar Pichai at Google’s annual developers conference.

The music is a mix of electronic dance music and bells. Graphics suggest the sounds are meant to mimic a sitar, guitar, a piano and something called a “resopad.”

Other than starting a wave, the attendees at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, don’t seem that into it. Some people are waving when their images appear on giant screens around the stage.


12:01 a.m.

Google is likely to again put artificial intelligence in the spotlight at its annual developers conference Thursday.

The company’s digital concierge, known only as the Google Assistant, could gain new abilities to handle tasks such as making reservations without human hand-holding.

Google may also unveil updates to its Android mobile operating system, enable better AI-powered suggestions from Google Maps, and push further into augmented reality technology, which overlays a view of the real world with digital images.

Google aims to make its assistant so useful that people can’t live without it — or the search results that drive its advertising business. But it’s also showcasing how its AI is being used by developers to improve health care, preserve the environment and make new scientific discoveries.

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