Unfortunately, the great composer did not live long enough to complete his Tenth Symphony – famously earning it the title of The Unfinished Symphony. But that is all set to change in 2020, the year that marks the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, thanks to a special algorithm and artificial intelligence. Deep learning is the watchword for this particular project. The scientists and researchers involved in completing Beethoven’s Tenth started out by feeding their AI with masses of material to help it learn how the great man himself and other composers of his day composed their music. This is how the AI pinpoints recurring patterns and – like the neurological network in the brain – builds new pathways of its own. The process is similar to the way that a musician in a studio eventually stumbles upon the perfect melody.