New Algorithm Captures What Pleases the Human Ear—and May Replace Human Instrument Tuners

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March 30, 2012 by yamakashi

Via Scoop.itScenario 25 club

As computer hardware and software becomes ever more powerful, they find ways to match and then exceed many human abilities. One point of superiority that humans have stubbornly refused to yield is tuning musical instruments. Pythagoras identified the precise, mathematical relationships between musical tones over 2,000 years ago, and modern machines can beat out any human when it comes to precise math. So why aren’t computers better than people? The professional tuner does have one incontrovertible advantage: a trained human ear.

Via blogs.discovermagazine.com

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