Facebook’s artificial intelligence has reached a point capable of making genre changes in songs with surprising quality for 2018.
From events like the latest Google I / O, we know that the king of artificial intelligence is Google. It is demonstrated with examples such as Duplex, a solution capable of calling restaurants and hairdressers in our name; or with Google Photos, capable of coloring quite realistically black and white photographs. Facebook, however, is also close in terms of machine learning and deep learning capabilities, while its future also passes through there. His latest invention in the area is a system that allows you to change a genre song and get an unexpected result.
They have published the results of the research on YouTube under the name “Universal Music Translation Network”. The operation is as expected. The system takes a song as input and converts it to an output. The curious thing is that not only is the starting song of another style, but it can be indicated to replicate, in this process of transformation, the style of Bach, Beethoven or Amadeus Mozart. The process is done with a trained neural network.
The thing gets to the point of transform whistles from the Original Indiana Jones Soundtrack into a Mozart symphony or a Bach piano. To do this, we have worked on the ability to synthesize high quality audio using auto regressive models, while they have taken advantage of modern techniques of transformation of styles in an unsupervised way.
This artificial intelligence of Facebook, like the one they intend to implement with mind reading, shows great potential, but it is nothing more than a somewhat green solution for the moment. As was already the case with face changing technology, the most surprising thing is that this is possible in the early years of this era, and not within 10. It is something similar to what we have also discussed some time ago here, the fact that an artificial intelligence was able to produce a novel and even progress in a contest aimed at people, human authors.