Robot beats human pianist in public Chopin test

Robot beats human pianist in public Chopin test


norman lebrecht

June 04, 2018

The Italian pianist Robert Prosseda put his Chopin skills to the text against a mechanical robot in front of a critical Beijing audience.

The result? Robot won on most counts.



  • Petros Linardos says:

    I’ll take my hat off to any engineer who can program a robot to play a rhythmically convincing rubato, Chopin mazurka or Viennese Waltz.

  • Sharon says:

    The robot may have receive more applause simply because of the novelty that he is a robot

  • boringfileclerk says:

    I say the better test would be to see if anyone could discern the robot’s playing from any one coming out of today’s conservatories. The conservatory factories are churning out robotic students like nobody’s business these days.

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Good, this means all those want-to-be pianists can become plumbers instead, which will drive down the cost of having a plumber come to your home for a weekend emergency. That would be a true service to humanity.

  • Peter Morgan says:

    If Yuja Wang went up against that tin can, we would have a way different outcome.