The 'Giorgio Cam' AI Experiment Creates Music Just by Taking a Picture

'Giorgio Cam' is the name of a unique Google AI Experiment that explores the possibilities of machine learning for the creation of music.

The AI experiment is designed to turn real-world objects into music, using only one's phone camera. Snapping a picture with a phone camera calls for the technology at play to use image recognition to identify what it sees, effectively turning the new discovery into lyrics and a song. For instance, capturing an image of a globe may cause Giorgio Cam to create a lyrical chain of words that begins with: "Looks like world to me."

The innovative and experimental Giorgio Cam is a product of Google’s Creative Lab and is powered by technology such as MaryTTS, Tone.js and Google Cloud Vision API.