Google Introduces AI Music Creation Tool with Watermarked Tracks
Google has recently launched an innovative artificial intelligence (AI) tool for music creation, aiming to provide artists, songwriters, and producers with instant feedback on their musical ideas. The tech giant unveiled its latest AI music generation model, along with two new AI experiments, as part of their ongoing exploration of using technology to enhance creativity.
However, Google emphasized the importance of responsible use of this new AI tool. In a video introducing the tool named Lyria, Google acknowledged the need to approach this technology responsibly. They specifically addressed concerns about the potential impact on the music industry. To address these concerns, Google has implemented watermarking on the music created with Lyria.
The watermarking technique used is called SynthID and is the same technology used by Google’s AI image creator, Imagen on Google Cloud’s Vertex AI, to identify generated images. The primary purpose of the watermark is to ensure that any music created using Lyria can be easily recognized as AI-generated. Despite its presence, the watermark is designed to be inaudible to the human ear and does not compromise the listening experience.
Additionally, SynthID has the capability to detect the presence of an invisible watermark on a track. This feature enables effective monitoring and identification of music created with Lyria, even if modifications have been made.
Google emphasized that their goal is to use AI to amplify human creativity, not replace it. They have published a set of principles that prioritize appropriate protection and new opportunities for artists. Lyria, the new music creation tool, aims to simplify the intricate aspects of music production and make it accessible to anyone. By simply typing their music ideas into Lyria, users can create a base model to work from, providing new avenues for inspiration.
The video showcased Google’s collaborative efforts with some of the most creative minds in the music industry and highlighted their commitment to ensuring that AI has a positive impact on the future of music.
With the introduction of Lyria and its AI music generation capabilities, Google seeks to empower musicians and artists while encouraging responsible use of this technology. By addressing concerns surrounding AI-generated music, Google aims to create a platform that enhances the creative process and fosters new opportunities in the music industry.