Artificial Intelligence (AI) and computers have made our modern lives infinitely better, but will some day completely enslave us if we're to believe some science fiction films.
Now a computer's brain has tried its hand at musical composition.
The two pop songs, created in a Sony research laboratory by a software system called flow machines are a surprising listen.
The AI composed the tunes by analysing a database of songs of similar style before spitting out its own concoction, but a human composer was needed to write the lyrics.
The first song "Daddy's Car" is a pure-pop anthem with a nod to the likes of the Beatles and Beach Boys, and current alternative post-rock darlings Animal Collective. It's a soft and inoffensive composition but pleasant none the less.
The second song is a far more avant-garde affair, with the AI system told to create a tune based on the works of 20th century American composers George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Cole Porter. The result is a three minute ditty called "Mr. Shadow".
Sony is planning to release an entire album of songs created by Artificial Intelligence next year.