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Google’s New “MusicLM” AI Bot Can Generate Music

Google says that its MusicLM artificial intelligence bot can take user descriptions and generate music based on them.


2023 is shaping up to be a breakthrough year for artificial intelligence (AI) technology. While not quite at a mainstream level, AI tools are seeping into the public consciousness. and have together and separately grabbed the headlines, but is now joining in with its “MusicLM” AI bot.

Google describes the AI as being able to generate music and an accompanying text description. The company published an academic paper highlighting how MusicLM is “a model generating high-fidelity music from text descriptions such as ‘a calming violin melody backed by a distorted guitar riff'.”

“We demonstrate that MusicLM can be conditioned on both text and a melody in that it can transform whistled and hummed melodies according to the style described in a text caption,” the paper reads.

MusicLM takes information from user descriptions of music, such as “Berlin 90s techno with a low bass and strong kick,” and can create results that correspond to the description.

Google provides tracks it has created in MusicLM here. It is worth noting that the bot is not available to the public, even as a preview. Researchers say there are still issues in the programming, including “potential misappropriation of creative content.” In other words, there is a risk the bot copies parts of the music it generates.

AI Boom

Microsoft and OpenAI have been leading the AI surge at the start of 2023. OpenAI's chatbot has made headlines in mainstream and Microsoft is working on folding the bot into Bing. Furthermore, the company says it plans to mainstream AI across all of its services. Microsoft is working on folding ChatGPT into Bing, as well as bringing GPT AI to Office apps.

Microsoft has also deepened its already extensive partnership with OpenAI by investing billions into the AI developer.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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