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An artificially intelligent machine has composed a lullaby; this is what it sounds like

•, ByJeff Parsons

A healthcare company has used an artificial intelligence to help create a lullaby that could aid troubled Brits in getting to sleep at night.

According to research by AXA PPP healthcare, 54% of us struggle to get 40 winks each night with a further 10% suffering from severe insomnia.

In an effort to help, the company says it has taken the humble lullaby and given it a 21st century twist.

It has produced two separate tunes, one created by renowned composer Eddie McGuire and the other by a machine that used artificial neural networks and had no input from a human at all.

The company has challenged listeners to find out which one works the best.

McGuire's composition (above) is called "Lyrical Lullaby" and was created with leading musician and academic, Bede Williams, who is head of Instrumental Studies at the University of St Andrews.

Williams explained: "Lots of people report of a falling sensation as they fall asleep, and many lullabies mimic this by containing melodies made up of descending patterns in the notes. Lyrical Lullaby has this essential feature and many other musical devices which can induce in us a state of restfulness."

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