Thursday, November 8 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Who's Got Talent: (Wo)Man Or Machine?

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Music is art. Art is unique. Machines can't do that... or at least, that's what some people say. 

Machines learn exponentially fast. They can be creative in their own way. That's what the others say.

In a controversial conversation this session will answer some provocative questions: 

• Is there promise in machines creating music? What is it? What opportunities await?
• What's wrong with machines creating music? Where is the void, and which questions remain unanswered?
• What does an algorithm need to be creative? Can it fundamentally change our understanding of music?

The last question goes to the audience too - they'll be asked to generate their ideal hypothetical music machine: the perfect man-machine collaboration.

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Frank Sonder

Speaker and Moderator, 7R3NK
As an experienced entrepreneur, speaker, and business consultant, Frank focuses on human-computer interaction and the impact of digitalization on our society. He was founder, CEO and creative mind of foresee, a company developing interactive solutions at the intersection of humans... Read More →

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Dr. Andy Elmsley

CTO, Melodrive
Andy is co-founder and CTO of Melodrive, an AI adaptive music composer for games and interactive media. Prior to founding Melodrive he completed his award-winning PhD research in machine learning and music at City University of London, where he focused on real-time rhythm generation... Read More →
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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Stober

Professor for Artificial Intelligence, AILab @ Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Sebastian Stober is Professor for Artificial Intelligence at the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg. In his interdisciplinary research, he combines machine learning, music information retrieval and cognitive neuroscience. Since 2013, he.has been pioneering deep learning techniques... Read More →
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Jovanka v. Wilsdorf

Musician / Artist Profiler / Speaker, BMG Rights Management
Jovanka v. Wilsdorf is a Berlin based musician and songwriter at BMG Rights Management. With her band QUARKS she released 4 albums at Sony Music and Monika Enterprise. V. Wilsdorf is a published book author and was an actress at Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus before she started working... Read More →

Thursday November 8, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm CET