There is a new addition to over 25,000 skills owned by Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa. Now, you can ask Alexa to play music generated by AI, thanks to its new skill called DeepMusic (spotted by Music Ally).
So, how it can be done? You can download the Alexa Skill through the Alexa app or by visiting its web page on Amazon. Next, all you have to do is issue voice commands.
For instance, “Alexa, ask DeepMusic to play a song.”
Or, “Tell DeepMusic to play audio.”
DeepMusic’s description on Amazon says that each song it plays was composed entirely using AI. A collection of audio samples and a deep recurrent neural network was used to generate these songs without any post-production editing by a human.
“AI was also used to create the art for the skill cards and displays on Echo Show and Echo Dot.”
Although the user reviews are currently limited in number, people found the music relaxing, and some melody bits sounded familiar. Also, the music might not be as perfect, after all, humans are still better at it (fingers crossed).
You may also notice the robotic feel in it, or some song ending with a very strange note or chord.