It is the latest awesome tool from Google. This AI called MusicML knows how to compose a musical title from a description and a genre. Unlike ChatGPT, it’s not yet open to the public, and that’s for good reason…
With the propulsion of the ChatGPT phenomenon, Google had drawn a “red” code, in other words a maximum alert. Society is concerned about the shadow that this Artificial Intelligence could cause it. For fear of missing out on this potential “revolution”, his boss, Sundar PichaiSundar Pichai, therefore wished to mobilize as much as possible its development teams working on AI. Remember that the Internet giant is not a novice either. mattermatter. The firm’s code is even present in the GPT-3 AI algorithms.
Google labs have long had several specialized AIs, but Google does not want to make them available to the public for ethical reasons. This is the complete opposite of OpenAI which, since it transformed into a private commercial company, no longer bothers with this constraint. But Google wants to show what it can do in terms of high-performance AI and the firm has just unveiled one.
It’s called MusicML. His competence is artistic and lies at the level of music. Thus, its algorithms are able to compose melodies in any genre from a written description. We can discover many samples of about thirty seconds that she generated on a dedicated page. They are associated with a stylestyle of music and a description.
An AI that plagiarizes
While MusicLM is not the first generative AI system for music, it manages to create a much more complex and rich composition than its competitors. To achieve this, its algorithms ingested and processed 280,000 hours of music. It can build on existing melodies, whether whistled, hummed, sung or played with an instrument. He would also be good at generating a musical narrative from series of descriptions.
On the presentation page, we can also discover that the AI can compose the music that would be linked to a work of art based on its description. Thus, works by Dali, Matisse, Munch, David, Picasso or even Klimt and Van Gogh benefit from a short soundtrack adapted to the work. If the AI is good enough to compose, we see that it sins a little on the sound of the instruments and the voices. Everything would be fine for this AI if there was not a major defect which remains an obstacle to its availability to the public. Thus, AI adopts the maxim ” who does not imitate, does not invent », by directly copying elements of the titles that she assimilated.
According to the researchers, the plagiarism rate is 1%. This seems weak, but it is enough for Google, which has decided to restrict the use of AI out of respect for the question of copyright. Decidedly, after having discovered the failings of ChatGPT, which knows how to lie with conviction when it does not have the necessary data to answer a question, we can see that AIs have the same faults as humans and that they are gifted in plagiarism.
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