Google presented the results of an Artificial Intelligence system capable of generating music of any genre starting from a written text.
It's called MusicLM and its functioning is similar to that of platforms such as Dall-E, which create images and works of art based on examples of words and descriptions.
The intelligence of MusicLM has been "trained" on 280,000 hours of music, with Google publishing some examples of the composed works, without however allowing the outside world to access the instrument also due to any copyright problems that could arise in the case of an extended use of the software.
Indeed, in the US, a collective of artists has already launched a class action against companies that use artificial intelligence techniques to create images.
The intention of the researchers, however, is to demonstrate the level at which the development of the algorithms has arrived.
MusicLM can not only assemble complete songs but also convert whistles and sung tunes into various instruments, choosing from a set of available.
The reproduction of the human voice is less precise and natural, even if recent projects by Microsoft have highlighted the opportunity for an AI to mimic the tone and cadence of a real interlocutor, after only a few seconds of "heard" example.
In September 2016, Sony Computer Science Laboratories released "Daddy's Car", a track entirely composed by an artificial intelligence and inspired by the melodies of the Beatles.