In June 2017, Music Ally interviewed Stephen Phillips of Australian startup Popgun about his company’s development of an artificial intelligence (AI) called ‘Alice’ that was capable of playing piano with humans.

Alice would ‘listen’ to the notes played by a human, then respond with what she thought might come next. Even at that early stage of the project’s development, it was impressive.

Nearly a year and a half on, Popgun is ready to show off how its technology has developed, and talk about what it might mean for the startup and its plans for commercial AI-music products.

The best place to start is this video, shared with Music Ally by Popgun, which shows the evolution of its technology from January 2017 to July 2018: