Kena.AI, a San Francisco-based startup, is focused on creating Artificial Intelligence that helps music creators monetize their content. By allowing the AI to teach on their behalf, its ‘Music Neural Engine can also simplify complex music to levels of proficiency suited to individual needs.
With the recent release, Kena claims a 96% accuracy in giving nuanced, human-like feedback to music practitioners just by listening to them practice.
Kena’s innovation lies in its ability to learn within seconds from any new composition uploaded to its platform — being ready to teach across 40 instruments and 6 genres.
Kena’s Music Neural Engine is a Deep Neural Network that understands the compositional architecture of music like an expert musician. And according to Kena, those who may be equipped with music knowledge may not always be able to find time to impart the pedagogic skills required of a teacher.
On the other hand, students practicing at home may not have the feedback directly in the practice room.
Kena.AI is addressing this gap between creators who generate teachable content but do not have the capacity to teach and students who want to learn what they want to learn and when they want to learn at their own convenience.
“We are building the most comprehensive Artificial Intelligence that simplifies acoustical tasks for musicians and teaches millions globally without them being present. This allows artists to focus on their art while Kena automates the pedagogical aspects of teaching,” said Freedom Preetham, the founder of Kena.
In 2020, Kena.AI began to offer expert-curated music video lessons for free. Musicians now have access to more than 1500 video music lessons to learn foundations, theory, and advanced techniques across various musical instruments.
It is continuing its efforts to create more curated videos for varied skills and learning needs. Today, Kena’s platform has reached around 300,000 users.