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Artificial intelligence is automating Hollywood. Now, art can thrive.

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The next time you sit down to watch a movie, the algorithm behind your streaming service might recommend a blockbuster that was written by AI, performed by robots, and animated and rendered by a deep learning algorithm. An AI algorithm may have even read the script and suggested the studio buy the rights. It's easy to think that technology like algorithms and robots will make the film industry go the way of the factory worker and the customer service rep, and argue that artistic filmmaking is in its death throes. For the film industry, the same narrative doesn't apply -- artificial intelligence seems to have enhanced Hollywood's creativity, not squelched it. It's true that some jobs and tasks are being rendered obsolete now that computers can do them better.


How an artist is making acoustic electronic music using robots

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Moritz Simon Geist is a musician and robot engineer who is dedicated to finding the perfect sound for his unique kind of electronic music. Geist builds mechanical robots which create the sounds and beats in IRL. Just like the argument between digital music and vinyls, Geist argues that the sound is more authentic and makes a huge difference in the listening experience.


The First A.I.-Human Produced Pop Album Is Here -- And It's Creepy as Hell

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Last December, the world ushered in a new era of popular music: human and artificial intelligence (A.I.) collaboration. Musical eras are often defined by their dominant modes of production -- analog, electronic, digital -- each bringing about new styles and ways of listening. This era is marked by the release of the first A.I.-human collaborated album, Hello World, by the music collaborative Skygge. Skygge, led by composer and producer Benoît Carré and musician and tech researcher François Pachet, translates to "shadow" in Danish and was inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen story of the same name. We now know that algorithms can learn human bias, but can they also create highly creative and emotionally engaging music?


This artificial intelligence app wants to make beautiful music with you

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After being in a limited beta run, Amadeus Code has just opened up to the public, ready to turn would-be artists into hit-making musicians. How it works: Amadeus Code's AI churns through music libraries, breaking down music into tiny units and looking for patterns. When a songwriter uses the app, the AI can then pull up those patterns and suggest new notes, slowly building the composer's melodies into music. "AI has this peculiar ability to find novel solutions--some successful, some not so much," says Amadeus Code cofounder Taishi Fukuyama in a statement. "These are suggestions which a composer can take or leave.


'Blurred face' news anonymity gets an artificial intelligence spin

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SIAT professors Steve DiPaola and Kate Hennessy, together with Taylor Owen from UBC's journalism school, received a Google/Knight Foundation grant to carry out the research. They presented the work to international journalists at a Journalism 360 demo event honoring grantees in New York on July 24, and the next day at a full conference held across the street from the New York Times headquarters. "Our goal is to create a working technique that would be much better at conveying emotional and knowledge information than current anonymization techniques," says DiPaola, a pioneer in AI/VR facial recognition processes. Based on its research, the team has created an updated pixelating technique using an AI "painting" approach to anonymization. "When artists paint a portrait, they try to convey the subject's outer and inner resemblance," says DiPaola, who heads SFU's Interactive Visualization Lab.


Can Machines Be Creative? Meet 9 AI 'Artists'

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One of the behaviors considered to be uniquely human is our creativity. While many animal species create visually stunning displays or constructions -- think of a spider's delicate web or the colorful, intricate structures built by bowerbirds -- they are typically created with a practical purpose in mind, such as snagging prey or seducing a mate. Humans, however, make art for its own sake, as a form of personal expression. And as computer engineers attempt to imbue artificial intelligence (AI) with humanlike capabilities and behaviors, a question arises: Can AI create art? The AMC series "Humans," which returns June 5 for its third season, is populated by Synths -- intelligent robots that resemble people, save for their unnaturally green eyes.


The Art in Artificial Intelligence

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In this conversation with Elias Crespin, a Venezuelan-born artist who builds kinetic sculptures using complex algorithms, they discuss the evolution of Crespin's work and the future of Artificial Intelligence as it pertains to art. You started your career as a computer engineer. When and how did you start creating art? As a teenager I wanted to be an architect. I loved to draw blueprints.


Beethoven, Picasso, and Artificial Intelligence – Towards Data Science

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When people think of the greatest artists who've ever lived, they probably think of names like Beethoven or Picasso. No one would ever think of a computer as a great artist. But what if one day, that was indeed the case. Could computers learn to create incredible drawings like the Mona Lisa? Perhaps one day a robot will be capable of composing the next great symphony. Some experts believe this to be the case. In fact, some of the greatest minds in artificial intelligence are diligently working to develop programs that can create drawing and music independently from humans. The use of artificial intelligence in the field of art has even been picked up by tech giants the likes of Google. The projects that are included in this paper could have drastic implications in our everyday lives. They may also change the way we view art.


AI for artists : Part 2 – Towards Data Science

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Music is a powerful tool that has made some of the most brilliant minds in the world turn into a state of wonder . Among them was Friedrich Nietzsche, Schopenhauer, Virginia Woolf and the list goes on. Nietzche in his book, Twilight of the Idols said that " Without music life would be a mistake" . In this article we will create music using simple LSTM network but before that let's get a brief idea about algorithmic composition which has occurred in the history of music composition. There are numerous treatises on music theory dating from Greek antiquity but they were not "algorithmic composition" in any pure sense.


Amazon Echo, Apple HomePod or Google Home: which is smarter about playing music? We tested them

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All three a virtual tie, but each had questions they couldn't answer. Tune in to find out where Apple, Google and Amazon fell down. And it doesn't even once say, "Here's what I found on the Web," to make you read the information on websites. But is it really smarter when it comes to responding to our music-related commands than its rivals Amazon Echo and Google Home, which dominate the smart speaker market? We decided to find out, posing 40 music questions to all three, and then played a bonus round with 10 requests to play a song based on sample lyrics from the tune.