Folk the algorithms – Music at the frontiers of artificial creativity and criticism


Prof. Bob Sturm
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden

FOLK THE ALGORITHMS – MUSIC AT THE FRONTIERS OF ARTIFICIAL CREATIVITY AND CRITICISM

In this talk/musical performance, I will recount how a bit of Saturday
morning humor turned into an ERC Consolidator Grant four years later.
It’s a story of an engineer with an artistic bent meeting a machine
learning algorithm through a blog. One part of the story involves the
naive misappropriation of music data without consideration of its
provenance and significance. Another part involves the serious
contemplation of such transgressions, and then endeavors taken to
redress them. A variety of interesting perspectives and questions have
arisen out of this story, which will be subject to study in the project,
Music at the Frontiers of Artificial Creativity and Criticism (MUSAiC,
ERC-2019-COG No. 864189).

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Time: Wednesday, 26th of February 2020, 6:30 p.m. sharp

Location: Oesterreichisches Forschungsinstitut
fuer Artificial Intelligence, OFAI
Freyung 6, Stiege 6, 1010 Wien

OESTERREICHISCHES FORSCHUNGSINSTITUT
FUER ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Univ.-Prof. Ing. Dr. Robert Trappl

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Oesterreichisches Forschungsinstitut fuer Artificial Intelligence (OFAI) der OSGK
Freyung 6/6/7, A-1010 Wien
Tel: +43-1-5336112-17, Fax: +43-1-5336112-77, Email: sec@ofai.at