Con Espressione!

A talk by Gerhard Widmer on artificial intelligence and the human element in music.

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June 3rd 2024

  • 19:00 – 20:30 CEST
  • Wienbibliothek im Rathaus
  • 1010 Vienna, Eingang Lichtenfelsgasse
    Stiege 6, 1. Stock

AI is not stopping at music either. Computers analyze, recommend and produce musical content and will play a massive role in shaping the digital music and media world. But do they also understand what music expresses for us, how it functions as a means of human expression and communication? Can the expressive aspect of music be measured, described and explained? And where are the limits?

Gerhard Widmer provides insights into his many years of basic research into AI models that recognize emotions in piano recordings and learn to play “expressively” themselves - alone or together with human pianists. Interested visitors will have the opportunity to try out the latter…

The event language is German. You can find further information and register here.

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Wiener Vorlesung 3.6.2024: Con Espressione! Über KI und das Menschliche in der Musik
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