As artificial intelligence develops, so does its potential in creative areas, one of which is the music industry. The latest trend brought by this brainchild of the human mind to the music industry is composing music using machine learning algorithms. Despite the fact that “artificial” music is still far from the works of the great classics, the algorithms have already managed to achieve surprising results.
As more and more people spend time at home, creating, listening to and using music in various projects becomes more important in their lives. Early advances in AI-powered music creation, production, and editing are staggering and will further accelerate this trend.
Experts believe that at present there is no reason for musicians to worry about their career prospects. It is unlikely that artificial intelligence will completely automate this industry in the coming years. But creating professional-quality music will clearly become easier and cheaper in the near future.
The world’s leading music streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, Deezer and Tidal are already using artificial intelligence in their activities. So far, we are talking about a more accurate and detailed algorithm for music recommendations for users. But in the near future it is quite possible to create your own music with the help of artificial intelligence.
Creativity has always been considered the prerogative of mankind. And if in cognitive tasks, such as computing and information processing, we have already recognized the superiority of artificial intelligence and actively use the fruits of automation, then in such human activities as painting, poetry or composing, algorithms are inferior to us. However, scientists have been engaged in the task of automatically creating pictures, poems and music for several decades, and some success has definitely been achieved.
According to experts, the further transformation of the music and show business market will take place at an accelerated pace. As you know, in China and Korea, concerts of completely virtual performers are already a common thing. It can also be stated that the number of adherents of such music is increasing every day in these countries. Very soon, this trend will become relevant for the Western music market.
Various sound effects that change the frequency and amplitude of the sound, electric musical instruments are all examples of other sounds created with the help of technology. Now, machine learning can be included in the list of such technologies, because progress in this area opens up unconventional opportunities for generating unusual sounds.
Melodies composed by artificial intelligence still need a human hand in music theory, music production and orchestration. Otherwise, they will sound a little unusual and quite chaotic to the human ear.
A big challenge for artificial intelligence is understanding creative and artistic solutions. In addition, machines still lack the elusive creativity that is vital to the creation of art. In general, AI experts agree that artificial intelligence will never be able to replace humans in the field of music production, but, as mentioned above, it can significantly change the whole process.