image At some point, I’m going to do a roundup post of all the various forms of artistic robots there are, or at least the ones that I’ve come across in my travels.  I’ve personally witnessed several AI’s capable of poetry.  I’ve seen more than a few robots capable of creating original works of art.

Today, Gizmodo brings us a robot that can play improvisational jazz:

As you’ll see in the live performance, Shimon, a robotic marimba player, actively listens to human pianist Guy Hoffman, and then tries to predict complementary notes and themes, and match them to the performance. Dare I say it, at the risk of sounding like I’m brown nosing the robots (which I totally am), the tune sounds decent.

It’s really decent music – almost contemplated putting this over in /recomedia!