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Computer-Written Musical Set For West End Premiere

Beyond The Fence musical

A musical written and composed by computers is about to open in London’s West End. Beyond the Fence was conceived by machines, from a statistical study of what makes a Broadway hit.

The musical was modelled on a big data study of the ‘recipe for success’ in hit musicals.

Experts at the Machine Learning Group at Cambridge University investigated everything from the importance of romance and death to a plot, its emotional structure, and cast size, in a range of shows.

Beyond the Fence is set in 1982. It focuses on a mother and daughter protesting at the Greenham Common peace camp and their relationship with a US airman.

Read the original article at Mail Online