Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands out as the paramount breakthrough of the current century, reshaping entire industries, uncovering unprecedented possibilities, and beginning to exert an influence on the daily lives of people. AI tools now surpass human capabilities in intricate tasks such as linguistic translation, visual recognition, strategic gaming, and more. A remarkable example of this is the AI-assistant ChatGPT, which exhibits astonishingly human-like proficiency in responding to questions and generating textual content. The realm of music is no exception; AI tools demonstrate remarkable prowess in various domains, including composition, transcription, editing, production, and mastering. As AI progressively ingrains itself into our existence, it challenges the distinct role that humans have traditionally occupied. One facet where humans are perceived as irreplaceable is in the realm of creativity and artistic expression – an area historically reserved solely for human endeavour. However, the recent strides in AI-generated content, displaying inklings of artistic expression, cast doubt upon the exclusivity of human beings in producing art, including music. In this presentation, we will delve into the latest advancements in AI as they apply to musical applications and, more broadly, the generation of artistic content. In the presentation Kārlis Freivalds explores the forthcoming trends and visualizes both the opportunities and threats that lie ahead.

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