ISMIR
Sep
23
to Sep 28

ISMIR

FeedForward is proud to be sponsoring ISMIR 2018, where co-founder Kevin Webster has co-authored a paper.

The annual conference of the International Society for Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR) is the world’s leading research forum on processing, searching, organizing and accessing music-related data. The ISMIR Conference provides a meeting place for the discussion of MIR-related research. Its main goal is to foster the exchange of ideas across disciplines by bringing together researchers, developers, educators, librarians, students, and professional users.

In 2018 it will be held in Paris and the FeedForward founding team will be attending. If you're going to be there, we'd love to say hi - hello@feedforwardai.com.

http://ismir2018.ircam.fr/

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WIMP 2018: 4th workshop on intelligent music production
Sep
14
9:30 AM09:30

WIMP 2018: 4th workshop on intelligent music production

FeedForward is proud to be sponsoring WIMP 2018.

The production of music often involves interdisciplinary challenges, requiring creativity, extensive knowledge of audio processing and exceptional listening skills. Many of these complex production processes have rules that could be made more intuitive, or managed by intelligent processes. Intelligent Music Production focuses on developing systems that map these requirements into automated or adaptive processes within the production chain to achieve results which are both efficient and aesthetically pleasing.

The 4th Workshop on Intelligent Music Production (WIMP2018) will bring together academia and the industry to discuss the future of music technology. It will provide an overview of the tools and techniques currently being developed in the field, whilst providing insight for audio engineers, producers and musicians looking to gain access to new technologies. The day will consist of presentations from leading researchers from academia and the industry, posters and demonstrations, and a panel discussion session with professional sound engineers.

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Innovation AI - Future Shock: Exploring AI & music
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Innovation AI - Future Shock: Exploring AI & music

This time we’re excited to explore music and sound with speakers from two companies with unparalleled reputations for pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence and sound technology.

SPEAKERS

DOMINIK KENZLER, Director of Business Development at Native Instruments

Translate future technologies into meaningful products and services for music creators: We truly believe that music and music creation is a central part of the human culture. Twenty years ago Native Instruments kicked off a new era in music production that radically changed the sound of modern music. With its claim "Generate the future of Sound" and driven by the vision that software will be a creative, expressive and integral element in music making, Native Instruments was the original incubator of the computer as a musical instrument and only a few years later turned it into a DJ device, redefined how music is being created, produced and performed. We are happy to share our views on the challenge to utilize new technologies like artificial intelligence to shape the future of music.

SANDER DIELEMAN, Research Scientist at Google DeepMind.

Generating music in the raw audio domain: Realistic music generation is a challenging task. When machine learning is used to build generative models of music, typically high-level representations such as scores, piano rolls or MIDI sequences are used that abstract away the idiosyncrasies of a particular performance. But these nuances are very important for our perception of musicality and realism, so we embark on modelling music in the raw audio domain. I will discuss some of the advantages and disadavantages of this approach, and the challenges it entails.

Listen to the original Future Shock ;) https://open.spotify.com/track/25JQtGbp8lbbNdc8XnoJPi?si=LKfdo0neTiCSoqT0LfUcyw

About Innovation AI

We started this meetup to bring together A.I. practitioners and thought leaders with business leaders and innovators. We explore innovative applications of A.I. in the real world and have previously featured speakers from the likes of DeepMind, Native Instruments & Microsoft Research.

If you're interesting in learning more about the possibilities of A.I. and machine learning come and join us. All events are free. https://www.meetup.com/Innovation-A-I/

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Children's Media Conference
Jul
4
11:00 AM11:00

Children's Media Conference

CMC is the UK conference for everyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content to kids – on all platforms. 

FeedForward co-founder, Lydia Gregory, will be speaking on the panel "It's Alive", exploring the impact of AI on the kids content industry. How well do voice services really work for kids? How will it impact creativity, content creation, learning, jobs etc? How can AI engage teenagers? What do you need to know, where are the opportunities and what are the challenges?

11am on Weds 4th July, HUBS Common Room.

http://www.thechildrensmediaconference.com/sessions/its-alive/

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Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Innovation AI: How do robots get new ideas? An evening exploring A.I. & innovation

More and more of daily life - from what we see to what we buy, what we do, and even how we are policed - is determined by increasingly complex algorithms. To some, artificial intelligence is an existential threat to human survival (or at least to human jobs). To many, AI robots will drive this century's economic growth. Innovation is a key driver of growth and new, disruptive ideas form the heart of innovation. Therefore, a key question is - can AI generate new ideas?



SPEAKERS

PROFESSOR STEPHEN EMMOTT: Until recently, he was Head of Computational Science at Microsoft where he created and led a laboratory that gained worldwide recognition for pioneering radically new kinds of science and technological innovation. He is now Managing Director and Chief Scientist of Scientific Asset Management. He is a computational neuroscientist, as well as the author of the international bestseller "10 Billion".

PRASHANT MAJMUDAR: Prash is the Co-founder and CTO of GrowthIntel - a UK-based AI technology company building a platform to help businesses grow faster by optimising sales and marketing. He has spent the last 5 years developing Data Science products, and prior to that spent 9 years as a Defence computer scientist - building complex signal processing systems.

About Innovation AI

We started this meetup to bring together A.I. practitioners and thought leaders with business leaders and innovators. We explore innovative applications of A.I. in the real world and have previously featured speakers from the likes of DeepMind, Native Instruments & Microsoft Research.

If you're interesting in learning more about the possibilities of A.I. and machine learning come and join us. All events are free. https://www.meetup.com/Innovation-A-I/

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