The Role of Humans in Music AI

One of the deepest fears surrounding the rise of Artificial Intelligence in the field of music creation is that the inevitable outcome is the removal of human contribution from the equation. This rightly sparks outrage amongst fans and creators alike who fear that the very essence of music is at stake. In parallel, the technologists tread carefully around these controversial outcomes while diligently pursuing the advancement of AI’s capabilities… so the clock keeps ticking. Despite these justifiable misgivings, the role of humans in Music AI should not be underestimated. It can be argued that humans will potentially play a central role in the future of Music AI, and that it will manifest itself in 3 ways: as teacher, collaborator and judge.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband
Secondary Entry: Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced