Robot and Human Pianists Face Off in Musical Duel

It was man vs. machine in a cutthroat piano recital. Italian – and human – pianist Roberto Prosseda faced off against Teotronico, a robot musician.

The test of musical talent went down at a concert hall in Beijing, China.

They each played works by Chopin, Liszt and Beethoven, and were judged by audience applause. Prosseda was at something of a disadvantage. He has 10 fingers to Teotronico’s 53.