Magenta was started by some researchers and engineers from the Google Brain team, but many others have contributed significantly to the project. We develop new deep learning and reinforcement learning algorithms for generating songs, images, drawings, and other materials. But it's also an exploration in building smart tools and interfaces that allow artists and musicians to extend (not replace!) their processes using these models. We use TensorFlow and release our models and tools in open source on our GitHub.
Magenta is a research project that explores the role of machine learning in the processes of creating art and music.