Bridging the Gap Between Man and Machine

Mar 17, 2022

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Jason Barnes has loved the drums his entire life. This didn’t change when he lost his arm in 2012. More and more, people in the disability community are the co-creators of the tools that are helping them and others pursue their goals and live the lives they want. And today, Jason’s love of music has led to the creation of one of the most advanced prosthetic limbs in the world, and he’s one of millions of people with disabilities doing what they love. Jason would start with an intro of the technology used to develop the drumming arm: AI, Machine Learning, TensorFlow and more. We’ll then introduce Prof. Gil Weinberg, explain how he and Jason met and began collaborating on the arm.

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photo of Jason Barnes
Jason Barnes


photo of Gil Weinberg
Gil Weinberg

Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology

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