Welcome to our April 2021 monthly digest where you can catch up with any AIhub stories you may have missed, get the low-down on recent conferences and events, and much more. In this edition we cover a diverse range of topics including AI ethics, education, music, GPT-Neo, and Westworld. Marija Slavkovik wrote this very interesting retrospective on the AAAI symposium on implementing AI ethics. The aim of the symposium was to "facilitate a deeper discussion on how intelligence, agency, and ethics may intermingle in organizations and in software implementations." Another ethics conference on the horizon is the AAAI/ACM conference on artificial intelligence, ethics, and society, scheduled for 19-21 May.
With the rapid evolution of technology, new tools for creativity and development are constantly emerging. Musicians today are beginning to use machine learning, where computers "learn" over time by being fed large amounts of data, to create music in new and innovative ways. The computers process this data and identify patterns, allowing them to act on future data. After identifying these patterns, computers can classify new information, make predictions, or even generate novel, creative content. In the world of music, the possible applications of this technology are endless.