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Saturday, May 20 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Music and Artificial Intelligence

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Can machines understand and create music? Learn about new approaches for machine learning and artificial intelligence, and imagine the possible impact on the future of music creation and production.

Last year, Gil Weinberg wowed crowds with a marimba-playing robot and a cyborg jazz band. This year, Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology returns with this conversation, and an elevated program of intimate seminars and workshops led by graduate students and professors.

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Gil Weinberg

Gil Weinberg is a professor and the founding director of Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology, where he leads the Robotic Musicianship group. His research focuses on developing artificial creativity and musical expression for robots and augmented humans. Among his projects are a marimba playing robotic musician called Shimon that uses machine learning for Jazz improvisation, and a prosthetic robotic arm for amputees that restores and enhances... Read More →

Program Themes
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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate all cultures. Once instrument builders first began to harness electronic technologies into new possibilities for instrument design, the door opened to radical... Read More →
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Hacking Systems

The resurgence of a technological Maker Culture is undeniable, and Moogfest is a gathering for all those enthused by new tools for creative expression. Conversations, workshops, and installations will not only explore hardware and physical computing, but also reflect on how the last decade has been transformed by a host of arts-engineering software toolkits like Processing, Arduino, and openFrameworks.
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Evolution has been a slow natural process that we are externalizing and accelerating through technology and creativity. Humans have long sought to transform nature with agriculture and medicine, employing biotechnologies to manipulate living systems, and even our own bodies. Today, biotechnology has expanded to include cloning and genetic engineering, organ transplants and prosthetics, computer science and biorobotics... even bio-art. An exciting... Read More →

Program Partners
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Georgia Tech

The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business administration, the sciences, design, and liberal arts. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by professors Gil Weinberg, Alexander Lerch, Jason Freeman, and Dr. Timothy Hsu.

Saturday May 20, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

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