Without any doubt, and based on the impressive advances we have seen since the end of last year, we can say that a historic leap in artificial intelligence technologies is expected in 2023.
Going from pages to create images from texts, to tools to have conversations with anyone, there are currently a significant amount of artificial intelligences that are in full operation and that turn out to be very interesting.
And speaking of interesting artificial intelligences, the name of MusicLM stands out, a promising AI developed by Google that has the potential to mark a new era in the music industry. Why do we say this? Well, the thing is that this Google artificial intelligence is capable of producing original music from text, something totally unthinkable some time ago and that is now possible.
Now you may be wondering how that turns out to be possible, and the answer is that MusicLM uses a hierarchical sequence-by-sequence modeling, which generates music at 24 kHz that remains constant for several minutes. As stated on the program’s blog, all you need to do is type in a textual description of what you want and then MusicLM will originate the song.
How Google allows MusicLM to create music from text
An example of this might be: “a soothing violin melody backed by a distorted guitar riff”. Google as such also claims the following:
“We demonstrate that MusicLM can be conditioned on both text and melody, as it can transform whistled and hummed melodies according to the style described in a text caption.”
In addition to this, it will also be possible to tell stories to this AI to produce music adapted to these stories, something really interesting that can be used in the composition of soundtracks for games, movies, series, etc.
It should certainly be noted that a certain percentage of the melodies generated by MusicLM are generated based on existing songs and sounds, which were basically used to train the model, as explained by the researchers of the project.
Since this could cause significant problems in terms of copyrighted content, as well as other inconveniences related to the production of certain melodies (mainly vocals), for the time being it is not expected that Google will launch MusicLM commercially, although it is possible that this could change in time when all the pending technical details are perfected.