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OK Computer - teaching machines to write music

In this lecture, Ed Newton-Rex, Founder & CEO of Jukedeck, describes how he went about building a startup that provides AI-composed music, and how AI research could fashion the markets of the future.
When Oct 17, 2016
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Wolfson Lecture Theatre, Churchill College, Storey's Way, Cambridge
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"Researchers have been working for decades on artificial intelligence systems that can compose music - but it’s only recently that these have become advanced enough to be applied in the wider music industry."

Ed Newton-Rex is the Founder & CEO of Jukedeck, a technology startup building an artificially intelligent musical composer.

He was a chorister in the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and returned to Cambridge as an undergraduate, graduating with a Double-Starred First in Music in 2010. He is a published composer, and has written music for choral groups and for theatre. 

He learnt to code in order to start Jukedeck, which has grown to a team of 18 musicians and engineers and, in December 2015, launched a site that lets video creators create unique, royalty-free music for their videos. Jukedeck has won a number of awards and startup competitions, including a Cannes Innovation Lion, the Startup Battlefield at TechCrunch Disrupt, and the startup competition at LeWeb in Paris.

Hear Ed discuss how he went about building a startup that provides AI-composed music, and how AI research could fashion the markets of the future, in the next CSAR lecture on Monday 17th October at 7:30pm in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre at Churchill College.

CSAR lectures are open to all. CSAR members are admitted free, you may register for free membership at the lecture reception desk. Non-members are asked to make a nominal contribution of £3.00.

Please note: the lecture will be preceded by a five minute presentation entitled “The economics of the EU Referendum” by CSAR Award Student Alain Naef.

For more information, see the event flyer.

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