The Infinite Drum Machine

The Infinite Drum Machine: Thousands of everyday sounds, organized using machine learning

  • This experiment uses machine learning to organize thousands of everyday sounds.
  • The computer wasn’t given any descriptions or tags – only the audio.
  • Using a technique called t-SNE, the computer placed similar sounds closer together.
  • You can use the map to explore neighborhoods of similar sounds and even make beats using the drum sequencer.

AI Experiments is a showcase for simple experiments that let anyone play with artificial intelligence and machine learning in hands-on ways, through pictures, drawings, language, music, and more.
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