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University of Granada (UGR) researchers have developed Inmamusys, software that is capable of creating original music in response to emotions felt by the listener. Using artificial intelligence, the program creates music that can be played indefinitely and could be used to replace the repetitive, generic music played in public places such as stores. UGR researcher Miguel Molina says the repertoire of such canned music is limited, but the new software could be used to create a pleasant, non-repetitive musical environment.

Inmamusys has the ability to compose emotive music using artificial intelligence techniques. When designing and developing the system, the researchers focused on the abstract representation of the concepts needed to deal with emotions and feelings. Molina says that objective was accomplished by designing a modular system that includes a two-level mutiagent architecture, among other technologies.

A survey was used to evaluate the system, with respondents acknowledging that they could recognize the type of music being composed by the computer. The researchers say a person with no musical knowledge could use Inmamusys to compose because the only input needed is the type of music desired.

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