AI doesn’t mean human-made music is doomed. Here’s why

Human music-making isn’t going anywhere, argues the University of Melbourne's Alexander Crooke.
A robot uses its mechanical fingers to play the keyboard.

Recently we have seen the launch of artificial intelligence (AI) programs such as SOUNDRAW and Loudly that can create musical compositions in the style of almost any artist.

We’re also seeing big stars use AI in their own work, including to replicate others’ voices. Drake, for instance, landed in hot water in April after he released a diss track that used AI to mimic the voice of late rapper Tupac Shakur. And with the new ChatGPT model, GPT-4o, things are set to reach a whole new level. Fast.

Unlock Padlock Icon

Unlock this content?

Access this content and more

The Conversation Australia and New Zealand is a unique collaboration between academics and journalists that in just 10 years has become the world’s leading publisher of research-based news and analysis.