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Sunday, September 13 • 10:00am - 11:00am
AI x MUSIC: Artificial Creativity or Enhanced Humanity

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The music industry was transformed drastically over the past couple of decades. For better or worse, these developments are tied to technological advancements and a rapidly adapting consumer behavior. Tech companies are invested in a future where AI forms an indispensable part of the creative process. Recent breakthroughs are already paving the way for music that is entirely created and performed by algorithms. But does that make AI an artist? This panel of experts will explore the blurry line separating the artist from the machine and discuss questions of authorship, human and artificial creativity, while also comparing different philosophical and creative approaches in Europe and the US. 

Moderators
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Clara Blume

Curatorial Co-Director, The Grid: Exposure
Clara Blume, PhD is Deputy Director and Head of Art, Science, and Technology at Open Austria, the Austrian Consulate and innovation office in Silicon Valley. She curates and promotes artistic projects at the intersection of art + tech while bridging Austria with the innovation ecosystem... Read More →

Speakers
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Christine McLeavey Payne

Multimodal Team Manager & Member Of Technical Staff, OpenAI
Christine is a Multimodal Team Manager & Member Of Technical Staff at OpenAI, where she recently published MuseNet. She studied physics at Princeton, and neuroscience and medicine at Stanford. Also a trained classical pianist, she then moved away from science to work as a musician.  This blog is mainly from the summer of 2018, and follows her path studying deep learning and reinforcement learni... Read More →
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Ali Nikrang

Key Researcher & Artist, Ars Electronica Futurelab
Ali Nikrang is a Key Researcher & Artist at the Ars Electronica Futurelab. He has his background in both music and technology. He studied computer science at the Johannes Kepler University and composition at the university Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria. At the same university he... Read More →
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Lamtharn (Hanoi) Hantrakul

AI Research Scientist, Composer and Cultural Technologist, Google Magenta
Hanoi is an AI Research Scientist, Composer and Cultural Technologist. At Google AI, he co-authored the breakthrough Differentiable Digital Signal Processing (DDSP) library with the Magenta team, fusing classical signal processing with modern machine learning. He has focused on... Read More →

Content Partners
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AI x MUSIC Festival

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ARS ELECTRONICA 2020 "IN KEPLER'S GARDEN"Ars Electronica 2020 addresses the current feeling of uncertainty about how the Corona crisis will shape us as individuals, as societies, and as humanity. The festival focuses on two tensions: AUTONOMY and DEMOCRACY as well... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am PDT