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Artificial Intelligence is on the Verge of Wearing the Hat of a Composer

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Praising artificial intelligence a bit too much.

Artificial intelligence has successfully made its way in every industry including music. But it hits quiet strange to some as to how AI can be used in composing an art piece which requires acute human creativity.

But they say, “Whatever you dream of is real.” And this article is an exploration on that.

 

 

There is a lot more to music than just entertainment

Apart from the fact that music serves as great source of entertainment, it also serves to quell several other disorders and issues of human mind, collectively termed as mental illness. Mental illness can be stress, over-thinking, loss of creativity, mind block and many other things that every human being faces.

Music is an effective way to overcome desolation. Researchers operating in the institute of brain, behavior and development called MAARCS have concluded music to be the best therapy for mental illness. Music is said to release endorphins and dopamines, chemicals responsible for happiness in adequate quantities. Psychologists heavily recommend music as an art therapy for individuals suffering from pathological problems such as too much stress and over thinking.

 

Humans and AI are working closely to produce musical pieces

Given the fact that the music industry all over the world is prospering and growing by releasing new songs and albums every year and every month, the pressure that mounts up on lyricists and the composers is immense because meeting the deadline is an important objective.

A recent research conducted in an OpenAI laboratory on Jukebox, a famous state-of-art neural network has released its reports on experiments carried on AI to compose music and the results were promising. In this experiment, several songs with lyrics and metadata that bears the name of album, artists and the genre were fed to the jukebox and results were that new songs were produced by combining the lyrics and down-mixing of channels that produced mono audio.

Many such experiments were performed with AI to produce music and AI-powered gadgets were trained to produce lyrics could successfully produce results on genres like hip-hop, jazz and classical, opening a new door art production and creativity for musicians and the music industry on a whole.

 

The limitation in AI for music industry

While AI has been successful in demonstrating its powers in producing creative lyrics and musical pieces, it has certain limitations that cannot be overlooked. These limitations are as same as what is faced by the other industries – the fundamental knowledge of artificial intelligence on a whole.

Many musicians, who are mostly familiar with the traditional methods of producing music, feel intimidated by the new techniques and methods, especially AI, which can be complex to be grasped at first. However, an eventual or gradual realization of its benefits can transform the music industry for good.

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