“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, says Oscar Wilde. Does that count for AI models that create music in the style of Chopin?”
– Composer and artist Esmeralda Conde Ruiz, in a string of open questions probing musical training data. Sharing insights from her six month TU Dresden Schaufler Residency at the What the Future Might Sound Like symposium, she also asks “when you learn an instrument, don’t you try to the play music you admire? Isn’t that what AI music is doing?”

The Slovenian media artist and curator discusses his networked environmental sculptures and data transparency in the age of climate change

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