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Saturday, May 20 • 10:00am - 1:00pm
AI Jam Session and NSynth Demo

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Come play with the newest musical technologies developed by the Google Brain team as part of the Magenta project. Demonstrations include an interactive "AI Jam Session" where you can play along with neural networks for generating melodies, accompaniments, and drum loops. You can also try our "neural synthesizer" (NSynth), which allows you to explore the high dimensional sonic landscape of musical instruments–both real and "imagined"–using neural networks to generate the notes. Ever wanted to know what a cross between an electric bass and a flute might sound like? Now's your chance to find out! (No musical or technical experience necessary)
Participants should bring a Mac or Unix/Linux laptop and a set of MIDI files they would like to train models with. For those not familiar with using the command-line, please read through an online tutorial such as https://www.codecademy.com/learn/learn-the-command-line. Participants are welcome to bring a small MIDI controller, but one is not required.

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