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François Pachet

Research Director, Spotify

Title of Paper:
AI and Music Creation: Results and Challenges  

Subdisciplinary Area: Music

Keywords: creativity, artificial intelligence, music

Abstract: AI has been proved to be successful in most "well defined problems", i.e. problems for which there exist a well defined cost function. AI can also be used for ill-defined problems and creative tasks such as composing music and writing text, where there is no objective function to optimize. I will describe several AI projects that musicians have used to compose and produce successful music albums (Hello World and American Folk Songs). I will show in particular how AI can be used  creatively, emphasizing the use of Creative AI as a new generation of tools, rather than hit making automata.

François Pachet is a French scientist, composer and director of the Spotify Creator Technology Research Lab. Before joining Spotify he led Sony Computer Science Laboratory in Paris. He is one of the pioneers of computer music closely linked to artificial intelligence, especially in the field of machine improvisation and style modelling. 

He has been elected ECCAI Fellow in 2014.

François Pachet

Me And AI Applied philosophy research lab Hellenic Republic
The first interdisciplinary conference on Artificial and Augmented Intelligence, organized by the Applied Philosophy Research Laboratory of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, with the joint effort of the Hellenic Artificial Intelligence Society. The objective of the conference is to highlight issues related to the Ethical, Legal, Political, Social and Financial aspects of the implementation of cutting-edge intelligence technologies in everyday life.
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