Generating music with AI
Generative music is a rapidly growing field that has garnered attention from researchers, creatives, and the music industry.
This talk aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the history and current state of AI-generated music. It will highlight the most iconic systems that have been developed in the space, and delve into the challenges and limitations of generative music. The discussion will also look towards the future prospects of AI in the music industry, and consider how these developments may shape the creation and consumption of music in the coming years.
In the second part of the talk, Valerio will introduce The Sound of AI Accelerator, the first startup accelerator focused on music, audio, and voice AI.
About the speaker
Valerio Velardo is the director of The Sound of AI - the largest online music AI ecosystem.
Valerio has spent the last 15 years working at the crossroads of AI, music, and audio. He worked as a consultant, senior data scientist (Musimap), has built and led music AI teams for numerous tech companies, has led MLOps teams (Utopia Music), carried out research in music AI in and outside university, developed audio AI tech, and founded a Sylicon-Valley backed music tech startup focused on generative music (Melodrive).
He's passionate about building audio tech startups and mentoring people. Valerio holds a PhD in AI music. He has a background as a classical musician, programmer, and scientist.