Peter Knees

TU Wien, Austria


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Peter Knees is an Associate Professor of the Faculty of Informatics of TU Wien in Vienna, Austria. For almost two decades he has been an active member of the music information retrieval community, reaching out to the related areas of multimedia, text information retrieval, and recommender systems. His research activities focus on questions of digital media access and the implications of these technologies for users. In the music domain, this concerns music listeners as users of music recommender systems, as well as music creators, when applying AI in the process of music composition and production. Currently he is investigating the role of different stakeholders in music recommendation, definitions of fairness for these stakeholders, and possible strategies towards neutral recommender systems. Peter is one of the main proponents of the Digital Humanism initiative of the Faculty of Informatics and a co-author of the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism.