Collaborating Authors


Harnessing noise in optical computing for AI


Artificial intelligence and machine learning are currently affecting our lives in many small but impactful ways. For example, AI and machine learning applications recommend entertainment we might enjoy through streaming services such as Netflix and Spotify. In the near future, it's predicted that these technologies will have an even larger impact on society through activities such as driving fully autonomous vehicles, enabling complex scientific research and facilitating medical discoveries. But the computers used for AI and machine learning demand a lot of energy. Currently, the need for computing power related to these technologies is doubling roughly every three to four months.

Research Project Will Study How AI Can Be Used In Creative Collaboration


Musicians have been experimenting with artificial intelligence for a few years now. For example, in 2019, an AI trained on Schubert's music completed his Unfinished Symphony and last October the Beethoven Orchestra in Bonn performed an AI-generated version of Beethoven's last symphony. But what are the limits of AI music? Can an AI really be considered creative? And is it possible for an AI to improvise with musicians live on stage?

When Does Creativity Translate Into Success For Artists? This AI Has The Answer


An artificial intelligence tool recently mapped out processes that drive people to success in creative careers. Every being understands that creativity is not continuous - its flow is interrupted based on our external surroundings and mental well-being. While one may experience a creative burst for a week, the one following it may be filled with a creative lull. This isn't strange, it's just human nature (unless you're on hard drugs - which we do not endorse). Periods of immense creative energy are followed by success for people experiencing a "hot streak".

Make Music with Tensorflow and the MAX Model


This developer code pattern demonstrates how you can create your own music based on your arm movements in front of a webcam. It uses the Model Asset eXchange (MAX) Human Pose Estimator model and TensorFlow.js. This code pattern is based on Veremin, but modified to use the Human Pose Estimator model from the Model Asset eXchange, which is hosted on the Machine Learning eXchange. The Human Pose Estimator model is converted to the TensorFlow.js It is a deep learning model that is trained to detect humans and their poses in a given image.

The AI software that could turn you in to a music star


If you have ever dreamed of earning money from a stellar music career but were concerned you had little talent, don't let that put you off - a man called Alex Mitchell might be able to help. Mr Mitchell is the founder and boss of a website and app called Boomy, which helps its users create their own songs using artificial intelligence (AI) software that does most of the heavy lifting. You choose from a number of genres, click on "create song", and the AI will compose one for you in less than 30 seconds. It swiftly picks the track's key, chords and melody. You can do things such as add or strip-out instruments, change the tempo, adjust the volumes, add echoes, make everything sound brighter or softer, and lay down some vocals.

ABBA's Virtual Concert, The Metaverse And The Future Of Entertainment


Even pop legends are not immune to the ongoing digitization of every aspect of life and society. Recently it was announced that Abba fans would get to experience the Swedish supergroup in their prime, as their "Abba-tars" take to the stage in London next year. The quartet spent five weeks with A/V wizards at Industrial Light and Magic, who have used advanced motion capture techniques to create virtual copies of the band that behave accurately in every way, from their dancing to their eye movements. Artificial intelligence (AI) routines were then used to "de-age" the performers, similarly to how it has been done in movies such as Star Wars and Martin Scorsese's The Irishman. Recently we have heard a lot about the metaverse – the concept of a persistent, digital reality where we can share experiences or work collaboratively within virtual environments.

Frontiers of artificial intelligence: Do androids dream of electric sheep? - Katoikos


In 2020, the American poet Andrew Brown gave a student the following assignment: write a poem from the point of view of a cloud looking down on two warring cities. "I think I'll start to rain, Because I don't think I can stand the pain, Well, Brown's'student' turned out to be a computer program, not a human. The program, called GPT-3, is one of the most powerful AI language models ever made. Created in 2020 by the research firm OpenAI, its development has cost tens of millions of dollars. Trained on 200 billion words from books, articles, and websites, GPT-3 can generate fluent streams of text on any topic you can imagine. Companies like Amazon, Netflix, Spotify, and LinkedIn feed our personal preferences into them to create targeted recommendations.

Apple Music Voice plan: Cheap, but you'll have to put up with Siri


What if you could pay less for music, but you had to rely on Siri to play it? That, in short, is the value proposition of Apple's latest music plan, Apple Music Voice. And it works -- but it's definitely not for everyone. Apple sent me a HomePod mini and an iPhone mini so I could test out Apple Music Voice. I'm fairly deeply invested in Apple's ecosystem of devices, apps, and services, but I haven't yet used a HomePod mini, nor was I ever a heavy Siri user. To add to that, I'm a voracious music listener with a big collection and subscriptions to all major music streaming services, and I like to tinker with my music choices.

If you need your music everywhere, Apple Music's "voice plan" isn't for you

Washington Post - Technology News

And while the idea of a discounted streaming service you have to talk to may seem a little odd, even that isn't all that weird. Two years ago, Amazon launched a cheaper version of Music Unlimited service that only runs on Echo speakers, and Apple Music's voice plan seemed tailor-made to compete with it on affordable smart speakers like HomePod minis. And if the promise of cheaper music access gets more people talking to Siri, that could mean more training data Apple could use to improve its voice assistant's performance down the road.

How music AI could create a future Grammy award winner


With the success of Peter Jackson's Get Back, the documentary streaming on Disney Plus, Beatlemania is back. Watching Paul McCartney create the eponymous song out of seemingly nothing, as George Harrison stands nearby yawning, is one of 2021's cinematic pleasures. The Beatles are arguably the most successful pop group in history and, in the years since their heyday, countless artists, producers and songwriters, not to mention record companies and now music streaming services, have tried to recreate the same magic. The latest tool for capturing elusive pop music gold is artificial intelligence. Usually when we think of artificial intelligence creating art, it's making something bizarre or unintentionally hilarious. Take Google's horrifying Deep Dream with its thousands of dog eyes, or Sunspring, a movie written by an AI that was fed hundreds of sci-fi scripts.