Presentations

Computer as Collaborator: machine learning and the creative practice

How can we collaborate creatively with artificial intelligence (AI)? What tools exist that can help in the process?

Within the intimate space of Studio 1, this session explores the work of artists collaborating with computers and the engineers creating the tools to make it possible. First, artist duos YACHT and lucky dragons share examples of their recent work in this area, discussing both the potential and practical difficulties that arise when experimenting with AI in making music. We’ll then hear from Google’s Magenta – a project that aims to create approachable machine learning tools for musicians.

To round up, there’ll be a discussion on the current state of the field, practical advice for artists who want to get started with machine learning, and what developments to expect in the near future.

Date & Location



EastWest Studio 1

Participants

Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts is a senior software engineer and machine learning researcher with a focus on music technology.

Jesse Engel

Jesse Engel

Jesse Engel is a senior research scientist at Google Brain, as well as a performing jazz guitarist.

lucky dragons

lucky dragons

Lucky dragons is a collaboration between Los Angeles-based artists Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck. Working with a range of media, the duo explores forms of participation and dissent through music, performances, publications, recordings and public art.

YACHT

YACHT

From 2002-2018, YACHT has shape-shifted from product designers to composers, and from a two-piece avant-garde karaoke group to a five-piece no-wave disco band.

Moderator

Marijke Jorritsma

Marijke Jorritsma

Marijke Jorritsma is a Senior User Experience Designer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.