Can artificial intelligence be a music collaborator? | Uncanny Valley

Uncanny Valley

TEDxSydney 2021 – Online · 26 November 2021

Artificial Intelligence is often met with fear and suspicion … especially when it is invited into the more ‘human’ areas of life, like music. AI is here, so what does machine learning mean for the modern music industry, and how could we use it to ensure it benefits artists in new and different ways?

Charlton Hill has over 20 years’ experience in the music and media industries in an array of roles ranging from major recording artist, studio manager, music and post-production audio supervisor, copyright consultant and actor. In 2010, Hill partnered with international music producer/composer Justin Shave to co-found Uncanny Valley. Turning their focus to tech, Uncanny Valley are harnessing the power of AI to provide innovative solutions for the music industry and artists.

Justin Shave is one of Australia’s preeminent music producers and musical directors who works simultaneously across the TV, record and advertising industries. With a string of platinum record hits to his name, Shave has helped artists and brands around the world find their sound. He has most recently produced tracks for Sia, Darren Hayes (Savage Garden) and the Potbelleez. Shave has a degree in music, computing science | pure mathematics from the University of Sydney. Shave has performed around the world from Wembley to Moscow, consulted for music tech companies Native Instruments [Berlin], Fairlight Instruments [Australia] and developed his own software synthesizers. His life goal is to use AI to download and map his musical brain.

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