Jules LaPlace is a programmer and musician based in Berlin, creating artwork and conducting research with machine learning and data sonification.
Jules worked with Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst to develop Spawn, an AI which mimics human singing. He has also trained neural networks to reproduce the sounds of breaking glass for Hito Steyerl’s 2018 piece, The City of Broken Windows, and predict the future in 2019’s Power Plants / This Is The Future.
In collaboration with musician Bethany Barrett, he composed a series of sonification pieces based on mass shooting and gun sales statistics as a commentary on gun violence. The piece was performed by the Yale University Precision Marching Band as part of the Hito Steyerl film, Drill.
LaPlace also develops computer vision software for VFRAME, a collection of open-source AI tools to assist the documentation of war crimes, atrocities, and human rights violations. The project received an Award of Distinction in AI at Ars Electronica 2019.