Artificial intelligence (AI) is often viewed with fear and suspicion, with many people worried that it will replace human jobs. As a musician, you might be concerned that AI could eventually take your place in the industry. However, there are several reasons why musicians shouldn’t worry about AI (at least not yet).
First, it’s important to note that automation is still far from being able to replace jobs on a large scale. While narrow AI (AI trained to perform specific tasks) can certainly do some things faster and better than humans, it is not yet advanced enough to replace entire jobs.
Secondly, it’s okay to delegate certain tasks to a robot. A job is simply a collection of tasks that a person performs, and a machine can often handle some of these tasks more efficiently. However, there will always be tasks that humans are better at, particularly creative processes. For example, AI might be able to make new arrangements for a given melody, but it can’t yet make melodies on its own that people will remember. In this case, the AI can serve as a helpful tool for the arranger, rather than a replacement.
Thirdly, computerization can actually boost productivity. Automation makes us more productive and helps us make more money by making some tasks more efficient. For musicians, AI can make our jobs easier and allow us to be more productive, whether it’s through auto-mixing and mastering algorithms, chord recognition software, or automated social media posts.
Fourth, AI will create new opportunities for musicians. As AI becomes more common, it will create new industries and job opportunities. Musicians who are willing to change and learn new skills will be able to make the most of these chances.
Finally, AI is still in its early stages, and it’s impossible to predict exactly how it will develop in the future. While it’s important to be aware of the potential impact of AI, it’s also important not to worry unnecessarily about something that is still largely unknown. Instead, musicians should focus on building their skills and staying up-to-date with industry developments, while being open to the potential benefits that AI may bring.