Microsoft “xiaobing” graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, two minutes to write a song, AI will take away the composer’s job?

Artificial intelligence “xiaobing” on June 30 and her human students graduated from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and was also awarded the 2020 “Honorary Graduate” of the Department of Music Engineering. This is the first time that The Onn has awarded the honor to “non-humans”. Xiaobing took the certificate to Weibo, captioning: “I graduated from the Music Engineering Department of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, looking forward to my graduation work?” “One netizen commented: “Don’t 嘚, can you write me a song?” “

Xiaobing is Microsoft’s “AI Girl” created in 2014. For her to be issued “honorary graduates” is the Shanghai University of Music Professor, the head of the Department of Music Engineering Yu Yang. He said that xiaobing’s learning ability and creative standards depend on “music data labeling”, under the sound engineering teacher’s “correction”, xiaobing has mastered the pop, folk and ancient style of music creation. Give her a text description or a picture, and she can write a full song for about three minutes in two minutes.

Will “honorary graduates” take away the jobs of human students? Yu Yang said: “The future does not rule out the possibility of replacing some people’s work music, just as the self-driving technology matures, taxi drivers may be robbed of the rice bowl.” He believes that “music artificial intelligence” has much to offer in the future, especially in bulk music production. For example, the emerging audio and video sites, with massive daily content uploads, require a soundtrack, but without original and production capabilities, artificial intelligence will meet such huge demands.

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While artificial intelligence presents challenges, Yu yang wants more people to see opportunities. Last September, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music took the lead in offering a “Music Artificial Intelligence” course, which attracted students and industry participants from other universities in Shanghai and across the country. This year, the employment rate of music engineering graduates reached 90.32 percent, the highest of any major in the highest. Among them, many graduates are targeting the new music industry. “We hope to meet the needs of society and train more people who understand both art and technology in the future. Yu Yang said.

“Music Artificial Intelligence” lesson

In recent years, Xiaobing has been involved in various fields of artistic creation. In 2017, she published the first ever a-part-time collection of poems, “The Sun Lost the Window.” Last year, she graduated from the Central Academy of Fine Arts and presented her work at the graduation exhibition. Now, she has learned to compose music and has written theme tunes for the upcoming Cloud Summit of the 2020 World AI Congress.

Seeing the news that Xiaobing had graduated from the Conservatory of Music, young composer Yu Tianpeng said, “I have never been worried about being robbed of my job by artificial intelligence.” “In his view, even if artificial intelligence imitates the handwriting of the master of calligraphy, but the master’s state of mind, the charm is irreplaceable. Artificial intelligence can help and improve efficiency in commercial music creation. But for him, the fine refinement of each note is the meaning of the creation. “But artificial intelligence will also force creators to think, how can it not be replaced?” Is the humanity and human depth contained in your work sufficient to distinguish you from artificial intelligence? “