Move over, humans. An EP created entirely by AI just hit Spotify.

We all knew this day would come. As long as there has been science fiction, there have been stories foretelling an era when robots began outperforming humans in all areas of life. We’ve known they were faster at math for over half a century, but many believed that the arts were something we could keep to ourselves. After all, many believe that great art comes from somewhere deep within our souls and that no amount of computing power could possibly duplicate human emotion.

As far as we know, that last part remains true. Artificial intelligence, otherwise known as AI, has yet to perfect human emotion. There are many trying to change that, of course, but at this point, it’s still a work of fiction.

Our dominion over the arts, however, is another story.

Some music startups have begun focusing their efforts on creating AI that, in theory, exists to help artists create better songs. That includes a company called WaveAI, whose music creation app is called Alysia.  Using Alysia, the ‘author’ inputs a few details to guide the AI in creating an entirely new composition.

Recently, a three-song EP titled Invisible Waves was made available on Spotify. The release features lyrics and music composed entirely by Alysia. There are three other artists credited for the material as well, but none of them (Gwendolyn, Igor Verkhovskiy, and Dusti Miraglia) are easily found online. The only material any of them have released is this EP, which leads one to questions whether or not they’re even human.

Take a listen to the EP below (via Spotify):

Invisible Tides is unlikely to spawn a hit single, but it does offer a peek at what the future may hold for the music business. Do you think AI created music will one day top the Billboard charts? Send us a tweet and let us know your thoughts!

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.