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21.10.2016

EECS in the Media: Prof Geraint Wiggins featured in The Times and The Verge

EECS in the Media: Prof Geraint Wiggins featured in The Times and The Verge

One of the world’s first live concerts by self-taught silicon composers has shed an uncomfortably bright light on the nature of human creativity.

At the Vortex Jazz Club in Dalston, East London, an audience mostly made up of trained musicians heard an eerily credible automated riff on JS Bach’s chorales and passable imitations of Guillaume de Machaut, the 14th-century composer, and Palestrina, the Renaissance choirmaster. “When a computer is learning for itself how to do this, then one can argue that the computer is being creative,” said Professor Geraint Wiggins, who organised the evening.

The full article in the Times can be read here >>
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