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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 2, Aug 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Meta announced the release of a new generative AI framework called Audio Craft, which has three AI models built into it-MusicGen, AudioGen, and Encodec. MusicGen, as the name says, generates music for you based on text inputs. So you can just go in and say. “generate a rock music for me from the 80s style” or something like that, which you can use as a background for your ministry videos. So this could be really helpful for ministries and nonprofit production teams. So pass this information on to them. You can also generate audio clips. For example, if you specifically need, say, sounds like a dog barking or a train sound or something like that, which you want to use inside a production clip, then you can just generate it. The best partis Meta has open sourced it. You will find a link in the show notes where you can go right now and generate 12 seconds of music for free. Just give it a try.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 2, Aug 2023 with source links from Snap, X, Meta, YouTube, Google.
🗞️ News 1: Meta Launches AI Tools for Generating Music & Audio with Text Prompts
🗞️ News 2: Google Search gets New Safety Tools & Chrome gets an Upgrade on Mobile
🗞️ News 3: X (Formerly Twitter) Tests Display of Communities Post on For You Feed
Source: X Team
🗞️ News 4: YouTube Announces Six New Creative Tools for Shorts include Live Stream
🗞️ News 5: Snap Launches Lens Creator Rewards, a Funding Program for AR Creation
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.