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Alexa Can Now Create Songs for You Using AI

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Users select the desired genre and instruments before they hear a snippet of the resulting creation. Credit: Splash

Using artificial intelligence (AI), Alexa has unveiled a tool that creates a song based on your description.

Amazon-backed Splash, which has trained its AI model exclusively on a self-owned music library, unveiled the skill at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the most powerful tech event in the world.

Users are initially asked to select the desired genre, instruments, and style for their AI music. From there, the Splash Echo skill plays a snippet of the resulting creation before inquiring as to whether one would like to add other components—among them vocals (about seemingly any subject), different styles or instruments, lyric modifications, and much more.

Further pivots can be made in the same way all via voice commands, of course, and users can access completed works, finalized with the “full song” instruction, on mobile devices by providing a phone number.

Through the corresponding webpage, one can play the track at hand, share a link, plug the resulting product onto Twitter, or simply download an audio file.

Lance Whitney, a contributor to ZDNet tried the tool. Here is his verdict: “I asked Splash to compose a song in the style of jazz. The result certainly wouldn’t win any awards at the next Grammys, but it showed promise.”

Alexa Splash creates songs through AI to “allow people to connect through music”

Through our collaboration with Amazon, communicated Splash Chief Product Officer Richard Slatter, “we’re crafting a new way for people to express themselves and connect with others through music. Our goal is to democratize music creation, and this marks a hugely exciting step in that journey.”

Expanding upon the sentiment, Amazon’s Alexa Skills director and GM, Mark Yoshitake, expressed the belief that “Splash is fostering a new breed of musicians.”

“We’re excited that Splash is using our new tools to incorporate voice capabilities into its AI-powered music creation technology,” relayed the former Google head of product and design Yoshitake. “Splash is fostering a new breed of musicians by harnessing the power of AI, and we’re proud to collaborate with them to enable even more ways for music to be created through voice.”

As Digital Music News reports, time will reveal the precise market impact (when it comes to song volume and much else) of enabling almost anyone, regardless of their skills and know-how, to create music.

In addition to Splash, music generators including (but certainly not limited to) Boomy, Riffusion, Rightsify’s Hydra, Universal Music-backed Soundful, and Google’s MusicLM allow laypersons to generate tracks.

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