London revelers rave about AI-generated beats in a test to see if AI can replace real DJs
In front of an empty DJ booth at an east London nightclub, revelers danced to AI-generated beats in a unique experimental rave that sought to test whether an app could match the vibe of real-life records and of a mixer.
Artificial intelligence has been touted as a major disruptor in recent months. ChatGPT, a text-based chatbot developed by OpenAI that can write prose, poetry, or even computer code on command, has garnered widespread attention in Silicon Valley, prompting investors to pour money into technology-focused startups. the AI.
On February 17, AI picked up the DJ.
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“Algorhythm” – housed in The Glove That Fits bar – was touted as one of the first of its kind by its promoter George Pinnegar.
“If we can get AI to make beautiful music and we can play it to ourselves, I think that’s probably why it’s there. That’s why it’s a gift,” Pinnegar told Reuters.
Mubert, the app created by a team of Ukrainian and Russian developers, fueled the heart-pounding techno and rhythmic drumbeats of the night.
Mubert uses man-made loops and samples to generate brand new tracks. Users can like or dislike the app’s generative music, and the app adapts accordingly.
The musicians who created the samples then receive a share when their sounds are used.
For Mubert CEO Paul Zgordan, the rise of AI will inevitably lead to the loss of jobs for some musicians.
“We want to save musicians’ jobs, but in our own way,” Zgordan told Reuters via video link from the Armenian capital Yerevan.
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“We want to give them this opportunity to make money with AI. We want to give people new (jobs),” said the 35-year-old executive, who is also a DJ and musician.
Very good work
The DJ booth, usually at the center of parties, was left empty as an experiment to see how partygoers would react to DJ AI.
A few hours into the night, some of the revelers had made up their minds.
“It could be more complex,” said Rose Cuthbertson, a 24-year-old master’s AI student. “He doesn’t have that knowledge of other electronic genres that might make music more interesting. But it’s still fun to dance.”
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Taking a break from dancing, Pietro Capece Galeota was more complimentary.
“It’s done a good job so far,” the 26-year-old computer programmer said from outside the room.
Still, for Zgordan, there is still work to be done if Mubert wants to have features similar to ChatGPT.