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AI Takes Over Piano: The Future of Music?

publishedabout 1 month ago
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Hey folks! AI is taking over and I'm here to keep you up to speed.

This weekend I spent most of my time getting the house setup for a baby. I'm having a baby boy soon!

Ok. Let's get into it.

🌟 Matt's AI Highlights

1. What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work?

After reaching 100 million users in 2 months, OpenAI's ChatGPT has grown faster than any other consumer app ever (it took Instagram 2.5 years, and took TikTok 9 months).

But how does it work? Why does it work?

In this article Stephen Wolfram offers a detailed overview of the technology behind the AI.

2. AI that makes you play piano like Mozart

One of the most useful AI powered apps in the world today is Github Copilot. It uses AI to help programmers write code.

You simply tell it in plain english what you want it to code and it codes it for you.

But what if there were copilot like apps for the physical world? What would that look like?

A team at Google has prototyped a copilot for piano, where by hitting keys on 8 button keyboard a connected piano outputs a much more intricate and enjoyable tune. You are controlling the pace, intensity, and story of the music, but the AI is extrapolating your intentions and creating something much more magical.

3. The Emergence of AI Platforms and Markets

Elad Gil, an investor in Airbnb, Stripe, and Coinbase, wrote a blog post on the emergence of AI platforms and markets, and the role of open-source software in their development.

The post discusses the various players in the AI ecosystem, and highlights the importance of collaboration and open standards in order to create a thriving AI ecosystem that benefits everyone.

Gil argues that open-source software is crucial for democratizing access to AI technology, but also acknowledges the need for commercial players to monetize their offerings in order to drive innovation and investment in the space.

👀 Spotted on Twitter

  • Andrew Kean Gao used Stable Diffusion and satellites to build an AI that catches illegal fishing boats (link)
  • Justine Moore, consumer partner at a16z, explores the idea of "digital twins" that can take your place for certain tasks (link)
  • How this SEO expert used ChatGPT and spreadsheets to write a blog post that ranked #1 on Google the next day (link)
  • Control your Apple computer with AI, a cool hack from Aaron Ng (link)
  • Logan from OpenAI suggests there is a big business opportunity for agencies to offer consulting services to integrate OpenAI into products and services (link)
  • Create 3D virtual environments with AI (link)
  • Noya, a company in the current Ycombinator batch, launches wireframing tool that uses AI to generate designs and code (link)
  • David Guetta explains why he is so excited about AI in art (link)

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