During the research visit of Bob Sturm we will discuss the frontiers of artificial creativity and its criticism in the context of DUST AND DATA. Bob Sturm will also give a public lecture about his work on using machine learning to compose Irish folk music. His talk will also feature live accordion playing.
“Folk the Algorithms” – Bob Sturm, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
In this talk/musical performance, I will recount how a bit of Saturday morning humor turned into an ERC Consolidator Grant four years later. It’s a story of an engineer with an artistic bent meeting a machine learning algorithm through a blog. One part of the story involves the naive misappropriation of music data without consideration of its provenance and significance. Another part involves the serious contemplation of such transgressions, and then endeavors taken to redress them. A variety of interesting perspectives and questions have arisen out of this story, which will be subject to study in the project, Music at the Frontiers of Artificial Creativity and Criticism (MUSAiC, ERC-2019-COG No. 864189).
Time: Wednesday, 26th of February 2020, 6:30 p.m. sharp
Location: Oesterreichisches Forschungsinstitut fuer Artificial Intelligence, OFAI
Freyung 6, Stiege 6, Tuer 7, 1010 Wien