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By Zayneb Benyoucef, news reporter

Google has celebrated legendary composer Johann Sebastian Bach by creating the first-ever Doodle to be powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

The animation, which sits atop of the search engine's website, shows the 18th-century composer playing an organ – commemorating his day of birth on 21 March 1685.

In an interactive twist, the Google Doodle encourages users to compose their own two-measure melody.

Machine learning is then used to "harmonise the custom melody into Bach's signature music style".

Image: Google has used new tech to celebrate Johann Sebastian Bach's birthday

Bach's chorales were known for having four voices carrying their own melodic line.

To develop the AI-powered Google Doodle, the tech giant's developers created a machine-learning model that was trained on 306 of Bach's chorale harmonisations.

Another team worked to allow machine learning to occur within the web browser instead of on its servers.

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