We’ve yet to see a big lawsuit involving AI music and copyright infringement. Instead, the legal action is currently focused more on images (e.g. Getty Images suing Stability AI) and books […]
ShutterStock has expanded its partnership with a leading light of the generative-AI sector: OpenAI. And the deal includes music.
The latest front in the legal debates around generative AI is a pair of copyright infringement lawsuits filed by three authors in the US.
OpenAI boss Sam Altman has said his company supports the rights of musicians to control how their work is used to train AI models.
AI music has hit one of those moments where individual news stories come thick and fast, creating a bigger picture.
Automata Radio is a Twitch channel streaming electronic music round the clock, with ChatGPT playing a hosting role, responding to listeners.
We thought Peak Chatbot was a few years ago, but the idea is having a ChatGPT-fuelled rebirth in 2023. Snapchat is the latest example.
Nick Cave may not be a fan of conversational AI ChatGPT, but he’s certainly not scared of it. Y’know who might be scared of it? Google.
From the 1950s onwards, there have been researchers exploring algorithmic composition using computers around the world.
Sloan used OpenAI’s Jukebox, the system that launched in 2020 as a neural network that could create original music, rewrite existing songs and ‘complete’ tracks.
OpenAI is the non-profit artificial intelligence company backed by (among others) tech mogul Elon Musk. Just under a year ago it showed off Musenet: “a deep neural network that can generate 4-minute musical compositions with 10 different instruments, and can combine styles from country to Mozart to the Beatles”.
Now it’s following up with a new system called Jukebox: “A neural net that generates music, including rudimentary singing, as raw audio in a variety of genres and artist styles.”
It’s going to ruffle many feathers within the music community.
Have you heard of OpenAI? It’s a non-profit artificial-intelligence company backed by Tesla founder Elon Musk and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman among others, with a claimed mission to “ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI) – by which we mean highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at most economically valuable work – benefits all of humanity”.
It made headlines in February when it showed off an AI model capable of writing news stories and fiction so convincingly-human, the company declined to release the research publicly in case the system was misused.
Anyway, keep that ‘benefits all of humanity’ line in mind, because OpenAI is now getting into AI-generated music. “We’ve created Musenet, a deep neural network that can generate 4-minute musical compositions with 10 different instruments, and can combine styles from country to Mozart to the Beatles,” announced the company yesterday.