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PAPIs is the 1st series of international conferences dedicated to real-world ML applications, techniques and tools. After 7 previous events on 4 different continents, PAPIs is returning to Europe on 4-6 April 2018. Join us at the Canary Wharf Tower in London!

  • Training Workshops — 4 April, UCL School of Management (Level 38)
  • Industry and Startups — 5 April, Level 39
  • Industry and Research — 6 April, Level 39

More information about the conference at papis.io/europe-2018
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Thursday, April 5 • 11:30 - 12:00
Music in the age of artificial creation

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Machine learning has been making headlines with its sometimes alarming progress in skills previously thought to be the preserve of the human. What will become of music now that machines are capable of composing it? In our engineering and creative research, we are applying deep learning methods to model transcriptions of traditional music of Ireland and the UK. These models, trained on over 23,000 tunes, can then become creative partners in making new music. Several composers have worked with our models to compose dozens of new pieces, both within and outside the conventions of the traditional music on which the models were trained. This shows the exciting potential for such machines for augmenting human creativity, and opening new avenues for music practice.

Speakers
avatar for Oded Ben-Tal

Oded Ben-Tal

Senior Lecturer, Kingston University
Oded Ben-Tal is Senior Lecturer in Music Composition at the Department of Performing Arts, Kingston University. Ben-Tal specialises in music composition. Oded is a composer with complementary research interests at the intersection of Music, Cognition, and Computing. My compositions... Read More →
avatar for Bob Sturm

Bob Sturm

Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London
Sturm is a Lecturer in Digital Media at the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. Sturm specialises in audio and music signal processing, machine listening, and evaluation.


Thursday April 5, 2018 11:30 - 12:00 BST
Level39 - Sandbox 2 Level39, One Canada Square, London